I read alot of so called spirtiual type of books not because I am that bit inclined as in all soppy just that deep down i try any thing that may calm me awhile i seem to have no choice with the way ptsd efffects my life it is not a choice to be this ARRRRRRRRRRRRR but still I came across a zen parable which thought would share
Once upon a time ( all the best stories start that way ) a know it all man who thought knew everything( bigheaded) u know the type visited the zen master for a cuppa as u do but the strange thing was when pouring the drink out of the teapot into teacup just kept on pouring til the cup was overflowing and making a right mess
” hey what r u doing cant u see the cup is full but u just keep on pouring ahh said the wise zen man ” you r so full of your own opinions and thoughts and all what u think u must be empty of the past to receive the present !!!
I must admit find this intriguing as i must admit to being very opinated and find it very difficult to change my views prob due to aspergers this is the way we do things my way but do try to listen and must admit i do try to listen to others but love the last line you must me empty of the past to receive the present !!! a bit like myself and ptsd as cant get the past out of my mind and have no control of the thoughts in head but maybe the parable is when we hang to our opinions and nothing else their is no room for anything else make room for other ideas and thoughts !!!! ha lecture over for I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul or is it the other way round who cares !!!