from @conscious_collective - "The usefulness of a cup lies in its emptiness. When one wants to drink a cup of tea, they do not seek a cup that is already full. So too, if we want to fill our minds with new knowledge we must first empty our minds of the opinions and beliefs that fill it. The greatest tea in the world cannot be tasted from a cup that is already full.
An empty mind is a prerequisite for Truth. We cannot learn if we are stuck in our mind’s conditioned way of thinking. We must be open to discovering the Truth, whatever it may turn out to be. This requires a state of openness, curiosity, and sincerity, a state of pure awareness, a state of observing reality without jumping to conclusions about what reality is.
This state of direct experience is known in Zen as “beginner’s mind,” and it is essential to embody this state when we want to understand our experience. According to the Zen tradition, they believe that every moment we should embody this state of beginner’s mind, for every moment is new, and to compare the new and unknown to what we have learned in the past only limits us from understanding the present moment that we are now experiencing.
We must be able to reform ourselves into blank canvases many times in our lives, and in doing so we can gain a new sense of clarity, new insights, and new knowledge. This is important to keep in mind when we are setting out on the uncharted waters of the unknown. We must not look for what we think we might find, but be open and accepting of whatever it is that presents itself to us."
~A quote from my book "The Answer Is YOU" available on Amazon.com or the link in my bio ✌️👁
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