I haven't been to a chinese restaurant in a lttle while,but I picked up a book: Alfred Doeblin presents the living thoughts of Confucius. So....until I eat out again I will post from this book.
Confucius on "the cultivation of the person depends on the rectifying of the mind" :
"When the mind is not present,we look and do not see;we hear and do not understand;we eat and do not know the tast of what we eat."
My understanding of this is that if you don't have your mind right,nothing you do will be successful.