“Give me the best piece of meat you have,” said the customer.
“Everything in my shop is the best,” replied the butcher. “You cannot find here any piece of meat that is not the best.”
At these words Banzan became enlightened.
In May I wrote a post called “a koan and a cup of tea” where I revealed that I like to pretend that I like koans, but I actually often resist the lessons they try to teach me, because, quite simply, koans are HARD. Well, after the WordPress blog theme debacle of yesterday, I thought I should revist my koan nature :).
Like the koan from my earlier post, A Cup of Tea, today’s koan, Everything is Best, gives the mind a chance to open and grow by posing a question that is not rational and does not have a linear type answer (the ones we are so used to giving when asked a question). Koans help us to to resist answering questions out of habit, according to what we believe is our reality, they help us to think around situations and reframe them, just what I need.