Making Space for Growth

A college professor came to a Zen master one day seeking knowledge. The Zen master sits down to tea with the professor . She places the teacup in front of the professor and begins to pour. The cup fills, and then begins to spill over the sides. Seeing this the professor shouts at her and says “Stop! The cup is full! Can’t you see? It can’t hold anymore!” To that the wise old Zen master smiles and says “And so it is with you. Your mind too, is too full of too many things. Only when you empty it will there be room for more knowledge to come in.”

What can you let go of to make space? How can you become empty so that you can become filled? Where can you prune back the old to allow new growth in your life?

Symptoms Of Inner Peace

Symptoms of Inner Peace
1. A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fear
2. A unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
3. Loss of interest in judging others
4. Lack of interest in judging oneself
5. Loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
6. Loss of interest in conflict
7. Loss of ability to worry
8. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
9. Feeling connected with others and nature
10. Frequent attacks of smiling for no apparent reason
11.An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen
12. An increased susceptibility to giving and recieving love

(Wish I knew who wrote this, its so true!)

Update: Saskia Davis is the origanal author of this beautiful piece ©1984 and has honored this blog by letting me post it here. A huge thanks to Saskia Davis and for more amazing works please visit symptomsofinnerpeace.net