i took my two older kids to the movie the other day. part of the experience for them is getting to eat unhealthy "food"
between the two kids, they had a big bag of greasy, salty popcorn along with a full-sized bag of mega peanut m&ms.
when they offered some to me, i passed. however, about 3/4ths though the movie, i wanted to taste a couple of peanut m&ms. after asking my daughter to pass the bag, she said they were all gone. i was shocked! she said her brother ate most of them!
after the movie, my son was sitting in the back seat of the truck and was complaining about a headache. my daughter and i explained to him that this was because he ate a whole bag of sugar. movies and junk food don't mix well for some.
as i thought of this on my walk this morning, i was reminded of the zen proverb "when walking, walk. when eating, eat."
the point of this proverb and this story about my son is this: we need to focus on what we are supposed to be doing.
minimalism is nothing more than focus.