Distraught, she decides to visit a wise old monk who lives alone up in the mountains.
After a few days of travelling, walking, climbing, she reaches the top and meets the wise monk. “I have spent my whole life with him, my youth was dedicated to support him and to take care of him. And now he has left me for a young woman. My life is stolen, and I’m left with nothing. I am so lost and I don’t know what to do”.
The monk gives her a cookie and asks her to eat it. After she finishes eating, he asks: “Was the cookie delicious?”
“Yes”- she answers.
“Do you want another one?”
The monk looks her in the eye and says “Do you see the problem now?”
The woman thinks for a while, and slowly comes to a realization. “It is in human nature to be greedy. You got one, then you want more, maybe a new one, bigger one. It’s never enough. Nothing will be good enough, and nothing lasts forever, everything is impermanence. We should be aware and not be disappointed by our very nature”.
The monk shakes his head. “No, I mean you are too fat and you should eat less.”