A Goose in a Bottle


The Koan: A woman raised a goose in a bottle. When the goose was grown, she wanted to get it out. How can you get it out without breaking the bottle. Another impossible question similar to questions I ask myself, the ones that go like this:

  • How can I tell the truth without insulting my boss?

  • How can I leave this relationship without losing my self-respect?

  • How can I speak up to my friend without destroying our relationship?

Gosh, there are so many bottles I get stuck in. For me, it seems that whenever I want to move or step into freedom, I am afraid of breaking things. This keeps me bound. This koan asks, how can we move without fear? And guess what? it is really quite simple. See you tomorrow evening. Best, David


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