You cannot fill a cup that is full

You cannot fill a cup that is full

The 'full cup' is a metaphor for self-importance, egocentrism, arrogance, and any other disposition that prevents one from seeking to share meaning with others. It leads to the impression that one is judgmental and self-righteous, but also defensive. In essence, you are so full of yourself that you cannot share meaning with others, i.e., interpret a circumstance from the perspective of 'another' person. This makes you rigid, inflexible and unteachable because you think you already know all you need to know, and that you are RIGHT. And it is that need to be RIGHT that detracts from your ability to be HAPPY. In the full cup metaphor, you create space in the cup by releasing the attachment to being right; by differentiating between your own perceptions and those of others; by reflecting on what you might still have to learn. 


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