Death comes to us all – even cups…

Broken Cup

Oh boy! Oh boy!” cried the monk-on-probation who had just cracked the Zen Master’s favourite (and valuable) drinking cup.

The frightened youngster went to the Zen Master and asked, “Why must there be death?

The Master answered, “Death is natural. It comes to all persons and things. We should not greet it with fear or meet death with anger. Why do you ask?

Because, Master, death has come upon your cup.

– Zen Fables For Today


The Art of Doing Nothing

‘Where are we going?’ said Pooh, hurrying after him, and wondering whether it was to be an Explore or a What-shall-I-do-about-you-know-what. ‘Nowhere,’ said Christopher Robin. So they began going there, and after they had walked a little way Christopher Robin said: ‘What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?’ ‘Well, said Pooh, ‘what… Continue reading The Art of Doing Nothing