Be careful what you wish for

By July 10, 2017My Blog

This happened last night in Johannesburg…

My first ever stand up comedy gig!! I feel so proud to have stood up on that stage! A beautiful reminder to let go of the fruits of our actions and just be there, as our expected outcomes or lack thereof often totally paralyze us from experiencing the magic right in front of us!

I met Jason Goliath on the Dan Nicholl Show. Remember? (Yes, I wear that shirt all the time!)

I can’t even remember how it even happened but I somehow talked my way into a slot at Jason’s Comedy Club in Joburg on 9 July. It was in over a months time so the danger was not imminent! Until yesterday! What a feeling! No I won’t back down!

We can either convince ourselves that we are not ready and that we need more time or we can jump in heart first and uncaring of the outcome! See what happens!

It was so radical to be out there! I am still buzzing and let’s just say it’s not gonna be the last night I step into my vulnerability again! I realized more than ever how the comedy stage is a fertile ground for wonderful truth, seering insight and genuine healing to naturally unfold and be experienced.

Thank you to Jason and all the people at the Pop Art Theatre, Maboneng for being there with me for this special moment in my life!

I feel so alive!

“The greatest obsession that humanity suffers is of ‘that which should be’. It is a kind of madness. The really healthy person has no concern with that which should be. His whole concern is the immediate, that which is. And you will be surprised: if you enter into the immediate, you will find the ultimate in it. If you move into that which is close by, you will find all the distant stars in it. If you move in the present moment, the whole eternity is in your hands.” Osho

Stop preparing for tomorrow! Jump into today! It’s the greatest gift of your entire existence!


Today is your day! And always will be! Be here!



About Bodhi

In conventional speak, John McInroy is a South-African born social activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, ultra endurance athlete, international field hockey player, actor and vegan yogi. In more authentic terms, Bodhi is a human you may see walking the streets barefoot trying to find new ways to tread as lightly as possible.


  • Sadia Chand says:

    BB! Welcome home. I love this story. While we strolled the promenade many mornings ago, you spoke of stand up comedy as something you would love to pursue….an inkling, and idea, a desire. It’s happened. What an inspiration. xxx

  • Rima Rabbath says:

    Taking a leap off the diving board into the mystery of the unknown! I wish I was there but I will be soon, I have a feeling. It’s a feeling… Let’s feel our reality and stand up for it!

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