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The Space Inside A Cup

The Space Inside A Cup

Everybody knows what a cup is, we use them all the time.

It might be:

  • a cup of broth
  • a cup of juice
  • a cup of coffee or tea

We all know what a cup is.

Inside The Cup

The cup is useful for us.

We use the inside of the cup for ourselves – we fill it with liquid usually and then we would drink from it.

It is the inside of the cup that has ‘value’ – we use the inside of the cup for ourselves.

We probably all have good memories about:

  • the inside of the cup

The Space Inside The Cup

Inside the cup there is:

  • the space inside the cup
symbol

Whatever goes in the cup, goes into:

  • the space inside the cup

The space inside the cup can hold as much as will fit into:

  • the space inside the cup

It is the space inside the cup where we put things, like:

  • a cup of broth
  • a cup of juice
  • a cup of coffee or tea

Whether the space inside the cup is full or empty, it is still just:

  • the space inside the cup

The space inside the cup is nothing more nor nothing less than:

  • the space inside the cup

The Great Space

As we have seen, inside the cup there is:

  • the space inside the cup

This space inside the cup, itknows’ itself, which is:

  • the space inside the cup

It knows that as itself the space inside the cup – and it also is ‘aware‘ of:

  • the space outside the cup

or

  • the great space

This vast ‘big space’ outside the cup is:

  • the great space

We know this as:

  • the air
  • the sky
  • the room
  • the world

All around the cup is:

  • the outside of the cup

or

  • the great space

As far as the space inside the cup is concerned, the space outside the cup is:

  • the great space – big and outside the cup

The space inside the cup knows this ‘big space’ as:

  • the great space

About Being Separate

As we say, the space inside the cup knows itself, and that:

  • it is small

Afterall, it is only:

  • the space inside the cup

There are many things in the world that are bigger than:

  • the space inside the cup

The space inside the cup can ‘be’ itself:

  • inside the cup

Also it can manage its affairs, which, we know, are:

  • inside the cup

The Relationship Between The Two

Even though:

  • the space inside the cup sees the great space outside the cup

they are not so ‘different

There is a ‘relationship’ between these two:

  • the space inside the cup and the space outside the cup

The space inside the cup knows about:

  • the great space

It knows that the great space is:

  • big and outside the cup

The Discovery

Theinteresting’ thing is that:

  • the space inside the cup is really not ‘different’ than the great space – which is outside the cup

Even though the great space is:

outside the cup

these two are not so ‘different

When The Cup Breaks

Here we talk about:

  • the space inside the cup

Also we talk about:

  • the great space – which is outside the cup

These two seem to be ‘different’ from each other, because:

  • they are ‘separated’ by the walls of the cup

It is the walls of the cup that ‘hold in:

  • the space inside the cup

When we see this, that:

  • the space inside the cup is within the cup and ‘depends’ on the walls of the cup

We also know here that:

  • as with all things, one day the cup will ‘break

Maybe somebody will drop it, or an accident might happen, but:

  • as with all things, one day the cup will ‘break

This happens to almost all things:

they somehow will reach the ‘end‘ of their life

Thinking About The Space Inside The Cup

So, to be simple,’ here we have to ‘think:

  • let’s ‘think’ about the space inside the cup

We have come to know this as:

  • our space inside the cup

The one that we speak of here, the one that is our example, is:

  • our space inside the cup

Now, when the cup ‘breaks,’ as does happen in nature:

  • the walls of the cup – the walls ‘around’ the space inside the cup

shall fall down (the cup will ‘break)

These walls of the cup will then be ‘gone

When the cup ‘breaks,’ when the cup finally ‘breaks,‘ which is:

someday

then the ‘life’ of the cup will be ‘through,’ finished

The Point of This Story

So, we see this, that the ‘fate’ of the cup is to ‘break,’ and its ‘life‘ will be ‘over

As with all things, one day the cup will ‘break

After spending a ‘life’ in the world, then we might ‘wonder:

  • what will ‘happen’ to the space inside the cup

Afterall, we know this now as:

  • our space inside the cup

We know that the space inside the cup spent its whole life serving people

After the cup ‘breaks,’ then:

  • the ‘life‘ of the space inside the cup is ‘finished

It cannot ‘continue’ without:

  • the walls of the cup

After The Cup Breaks

When the cup does ‘break,‘ which is ‘someday,’ we can see here that:

  • the space inside the cup will be ‘alone,’ all by itself!

Who would want to ‘take‘ the space inside the cup:

after the cup ‘breaks

The space inside the cup, after the cup ‘breaks:

  • will be ‘used

So, after the cup ‘breaks:

no one would ‘want‘ the space inside the cup

Continuing Life After The Cup Breaks

The ‘interesting’ thing to learn here is that:

  • after the cup ‘breaks,‘ there will be no more walls of the cup

Then, the space inside the cup will be all ‘alone

So, if the space inside the cup does not ‘die,’ :then:

what would happen to the space inside the cup?

The Answer

When the cup ‘breaks,‘ there will be no more walls around the space inside the cup

Then, we can see:the space inside the cup will still ‘be‘ there

Sure, the space inside the cup will be without the walls of the cup, but:

  • the space inside the cup will still ‘be‘ there

After the cup ‘breaks,’ we might have a hard time to ‘find‘ the space inside the cup, because:

without the walls of the cup ‘being’ there, the space inside the cup would be:

with the great space

The space inside the cup will be ‘present’ but:

  • not limited
  • not contained

and so much less ‘finite,’ much less ‘limited

Being With The Great Space

Without the walls of the cup ‘around’ it, the space inside the cup will be:

  • free, unlimited

It will have:

  • merged‘ with The Great Space

The space inside the cup will be united with The Great Space

It will be:

One‘ with such a Big ‘Grand’ Thing The Great Space

The Fun Part

So, here we see:

  • The Good Story – the story of the space inside the cup

This space, which we thought was ‘little,’ was indeed:

  • never ‘different‘ than The Great Space

But:

  • oh my God!

The fun part is that:

  • the space inside the cup did not know that he had a relationship with The Great Space

So, the ‘point or ‘takeaway‘ for us is:

  • we don’t have to wait for the end:

to see
to find out
to realize

that:

  • we have a relationship with The Great Space

Even though we might sometimes think that:

  • life is limited
  • it’s not good enough
  • or there’s not enough time during each day

we still have our ‘choices‘ that we make, and, like the space inside the cup:

we have a relationship too with The Great Space

We don’t have to be so ‘limited,’ like the space inside the cup!


Table image by: Paul Signac
Symbol image by: Zavatter

Tom

Tom is an avid meditator and all around computer geek. He loves hiking, reading and research. Join him on Social Media.

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