“Nourish the hunger, quench the thirst, mow the lawn.”
To live the way of Buddha, to live as a Taoist, to live the middle way, is the way, it is the path. This middle way is not one of extremes. We do not become enlightened by asceticism, nor by gluttony. We find the middle way and we are in tune with our bodies and minds. Our minds are more cells, and are part of our body. Our minds and bodies need nourishment by way of food and water.
We also have tasks to reach our goals, and chores that need completing. The Zen way, the Taoist way, the Buddha way, is to eat when you are hungry, drink when thirsty, and mow the lawn when needed. Doing these things will lead to enlightenment, nothing special. There is no special chant, prayer, or sutra that will magically lead to enlightenment. To know this is to be enlightened.