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Empty Your Cup

Empty Your Cup

As I was walking the tortoise today, I was pondering the nature of “too much information” – in terms of quantity, not content…

Why this story?

Sometimes my head gets so full that this little tale rises to the surface. The idea being, “Okay, Suzanne, time to make space for new ideas!”

“Empty your cup” is an old Chinese Chan (Zen) saying that occasionally pops up in western popular entertainment. “Empty your cup” often is attributed to a famous conversation between the scholar Tokusan (also called Te-shan Hsuan-chien, 782-865) and Zen Master Ryutan (Lung-t’an Ch’ung-hsin or Longtan Chongxin, 760-840).

And that, dear reader, is the end of today’s Walk the Tortoise!