So it is the beginning of 2011 and normally I take some time to reflect on what happened in 2011, but this year I am looking forward rather than looking back. I also feel that the celebration of the start of a new year is slightly exaggerated because we are constantly renewed with each moment. We should have this celebration within our hearts with each moment we live. I am going to try to do that this moment and every moment that follows.
If I had to choose…Continue
A Cup of Tea
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…Continue