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 the contents of your cup?”
There are many times that you need to let go of the old to make room for the new. I have become reminded many times to “Let go of the Good in order to make room for the Great.”
It is easier than it sounds.
The Gratitude Guru