I watched the Movie Forbidden Kingdom today.,. In a scene,the boy asks Jackie Chan to teach him KungFu. The boy asks if he is gonna teach him the 'One fist' technique or the other fight technique in KungFu.,. During this time, Jackie Chan who is preparing tea offers him the tea and pours tea in the cup. Even after the cup gets filled, he keeps on pouring the tea until the tea begans to overfill and drop down.,. Jackie asks the boy how can you learn KungFu until you are ready to receive it. Your cup is already full, there is no place for new information.,.Unless the cup is emptied whatever is put in will overflow.,. Such a profound thought !!
I had heard of a similar story about 'emptying your cup' before, yet what struck me now was its true realization of what it meant and how much had i taken it for granted.,. In every sphere of life,as we grow along we accumulate some knowledge and learnings.,. Yet what eventually decides our true learning/wisdom is the fact how long can we keep learning.. How long do we empty our cups so to accept the new knowledge.,.
Sometimes we do not realize that before. With the things which we had learnt, we think that we know so many things and even when a new thing is up for the learning, our normal instinct would be to equate the new one with what we already knew. Yet it doesn't work that way.,. To accept the new knowledge,we have to let go of my opinions of what we know and dedicate ourself in process of learning the new knowledge..
Its not only in knowledge.,. Take any sphere of your life, may it be your relationship, career, goals, health.,. Every dimension of human life is determined by how much are we able to give our best in it. And as long as we hold on to our old beliefs/views about our relationship, career,goals etc, we will be dictated by our prejudiced thoughts,which in turn will not allow us to develop.,. Once we decide to embrace the new knowledge, the fresh knowledge will enter your life as a fresh rose and its aroma will beautify every aspect of your life.,. :)