"I'm recalling a Buddhist parable," mentions Lena. "It involves an individual who climbs the mountain to receive wisdom from a monk. If one comes to the monk with an empty container, that individual can be filled with wisdom. On the other hand, if one comes filled with preconceptions, their mind already made up; any new knowledge or wisdom will simply spill over."
"Yes", agrees Kuan Yin. "The best state of meditation is to come to these sessions with an "empty cup". Then you can receive new information without any forced structure or chronology. Hope learned not to "jam her cup" with too much intellectualism. It closes off the heart. Think of the head as the top of the bottle. If it is too tightly, firmly "screwed on", it closes off the entire vessel. The message, then, is to not lose your head. If the head is "lost", true wisdom, knowledge cannot reach the heart"
Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin: The Teachings & Prophecies of The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy
Contributed by: Hope