The Buddha, and his disciples, begged for food.
Old men with old robes on their backs, shuffled into town with their wooden bowls and begged for food to keep starvation at bay.
Why did these spiritual masters need to do this?
The answer can be found in an ancient zen poem, “Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.”
Nirvana is nourishment for the soul, not for the stomach.
My books have helped many people, and I am so grateful to be a part of that.
But as of today, the ratio of books being sold to food on my table is not in proper balance.
In addition, the mere act of writing of my book Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, has brought me even closer to being completely “awake” after twenty-five years of searching and striving.
But I’ll still need to chop wood and carry water. And I prefer not to end up as a destitute, old man.
I promised my soul that I will never ever go back to the soulless prison of the corporate world, so I recently asked the universe to show me another way. Within due time, a completely unexpected path was revealed through a string of “coincidences”.
I followed my gut, set off on this new path and it’s already working out.
Maybe it will work for you as well. Take a look here.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
Across the river and through the woods, a winding trail of breadcrumbs brought me to weight loss coffee.
No, not really.
In my book Live Like A Fruit Fly, I described how the universe leaves clues for us. Clues, signs, and serendipities to help navigate this seemingly chaotic life of ours. Lifting from Hansel and Gretel, I named these “coincidences”, breadcrumbs.
The more I remember to look for breadcrumbs, the more I find. And that’s the fact Jack.
A trail of breadcrumbs lead me to writing for the Miami Herald for eight years, another trail secured an endorsement from Deepak Chopra, and a recent road delivered me to…
Before I continue, let me just say that most people thought I was out of my mind for pursuing a career in writing.
They’d say things like, “Are you out of your mind? It’s almost impossible to get published!”
And they were right, I was completely out of my mind. Thankfully, for me, I was completely in my heart and followed its prompts and nudges without exception. So I’ll be damned if I ignore breadcrumbs now – regardless of how ridiculous they first might seem to myself or others.
Without further ado, the most recent road of breadcrumbs lead me, one by one, to weight loss coffee.
The needle scratches off the record…
Yes, weight loss coffee. Weight loss coffee that actually works.
First, I randomly read an article about a coffee company that sold a soothing brew.
Then, a packet of another brand of coffee ended up on my kitchen table (my mom’s Zumba teacher gave it to her).
After a bit of research, I found that this other brand contained an ingredient Dr. Oz says is, “The holy grail of weight loss.”
And that it, “Might just be the most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss research.”
A few days later, while scrounging around my sister’s kitchen for a bite to eat, I discovered an entire box of this coffee (my sister’s friend swears by it).
Weeks pass and I end up talking to a guy who grew up with my best friend from college. This guy “coincidentally” is a rep for this coffee company and is making Fortune 500, CEO money.
There was only one thing left to do – taste it.
I was hoping to hate it so I could stop following this trail of breadcrumbs but the universe had others plans.
I loved it. Delish.
And not only that, my tummy is getting flatter. With less of that awful bloating that’s been haunting me like the Ghost Of Christmas Past all my adult life.
And just maybe – this blog post is a breadcrumb for you.
Watch the Dr. Oz episode that convinced me here: www.WeightLossCoffeeMiracle.com
Live like a fruit fly,
“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success