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How To Live Your Truth

A woman comes to Gandhi with her son and says to him, “my son eats sugar all day, it’s so bad for his health.

He respects you. Can you tell him to stop eating sugar? I know he’ll listen to you.”

Gandhi looks at her for a moment, thinks. “Come back with your son in two weeks,” he says. “I will tell him then.”

The woman is disappointed, but leaves.

Two weeks later, she returns, son in tow. Gandhi looks at the boy and says, “stop eating sugar.”

“What the…?!” The woman’s response. “Why did you not tell him two weeks ago?”

“Because before I could tell him to stop eating sugar,” Gandhi says to her, “I myself had to stop eating sugar.”

From Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant. A book I thoroughly recommend reading.

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Yoga Teacher

Postgraduate at SOAS University

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