Sayings of a modern mystic who was down-on-his-luck
(more about the Yogi)

"Rinse it now or scrub it later"

"Rinse it now or scrub it later"


A lot of the Yogi's sayings seem to come from the kitchen. I asked him once if he had ever worked in a restaurant, and he said no, but he'd worked in the kitchens of lots of communes and "ashrams."

This saying was one of his favorites. For example, someone would say, "I know I should do such-and-such but I just don't feel like it," and the yogi would answer with this. Lots of people didn't get it, but some did.


The meaning is clear: A problem ignored will fester into a bigger problem. We should, as they say, "Nip it in the bud." This is consistent with the Yogi's overall message of personal responsibility.

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1. Think of a story about a time when you "let something fester." How would acting sooner have changed things?

2. How can we bring ourselves to "scrub something now" when we don't feel like it?

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