When your cup overflows

When your cup overflows

Feel like you can't make room for creative endeavors? Can't overcome writer's block? Feel like your to-do list never gets done...? Hate constructive criticism because you have "done it before and know what works"...? Read this tale that reminds us to open our minds before we open our mouths. 

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
— "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones" by Paul Reps
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Art appreciation: Show, tell and demonstrate

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