Videos - Perception and intelligence- looking for ways to enhance your perception and your intelligence -The full cup syndrome
The full cup syndrome (mental block) It appears a young seeker of wisdom traveled to the remote remote reachers of the world to lean enlightenment from the master. But before the master world even consider teaching him, he invited the young man to participate in the tea ceremony. So, they retired to the tea garden where the master began the much-venerated tea ceremony, preparing the water mindfully, adding the tea leaves just so. The master began pouring the tea into the young seeker's cup, talking politely the student- to -be pouring the tea into the young seekers cup, talking politely as he did so. As the cup began to fill the student-to -be grew nervous, yet he master continued to pour. The cup filled to the brim, and then the tea began to pour over. "Master, Master," cried the young man, "you are overfilling my cup"
Finally, with a smile, the master stopped pouring the tea, "Yes, and you are like the cup- so fill of your own views and opinions there is no room for enlightenment." Listening as though you already know everything that is being said is he listening of an already full cup, and it gets in the way receiving the contributions of others.