“A Cup of Tea” Zen

This is one of my favorite stories:

“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?”

I have to be ready for the opportunity when it will present itself. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli

Like my best shot “10.9”. When I shot it, I felt it immediately. This is all about the moment! But all my process has to be built around the idea of how to hit “10.9”.

You do not need to take a long road if you are over 20 years old. You need only one year to get to level 570 AP (National team performance level). How? This is not a question any longer. If he did it, you can do it too.

Do I have the ability to see, feel, and adopt new knowledge and ideas?

“You can’t step in the same river twice.”

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