“You can either be a host to God, or a hostage to your ego, it’s your call.” – Wayne Dyer
* I enjoyed this coffee indeed. – Roatan, Honduras – April 2017
A teacher is visited regularly by his old students, years after they have left the classroom. They shower the teacher with appreciation for his work and all they learned from him.
They tell him of their successes in their careers, and about their lives, their homes, their possessions and all that they have attained.
Then, they tell him of the pressures they face and the stress of keeping up with the Jones’s. Success, they find, is not making them any happier than when they were in school.
With each visit, the teacher gets up and prepares a pot of coffee. He returns with a wooden tray upon which is a variety of cups. Some are gold rimmed, some fine china, some glass, and some cheap ceramic. He asks the students to pour their own cup.
Without fail they choose the fanciest cup available. The most dazzling. The most costly.
When they come back to the table, the teacher comments on the beautiful cup they chose. Then, he points out, that all they really wanted was coffee. In any of the cups, the coffee would be the same. If their self worth, their status, image, and need for acceptance are the cup… life is the coffee.
“Why are you trying so hard to drink from a fancy cup, when all you wanted was the good coffee?”, he says.
If you’re stressed, ignore the cup.
Just enjoy the coffee.
See you on the journey.