Empty my cup

 There is an old story about a student who seeks out a great master to learn. When he finds the master he says " I want to learn all that you know!", and then proceeds to tell the master all he has achieved and learned so far. As he continues to talk the master pours the student a cup of tea, fills the cup and still pours as the tea is spilling out, overflowing all over the table.

     How can you learn when your cup is already so full?

I am in Dixon, New Mexico for a month doing a private artist in residence and am painting every day. My intention is to try and source my inspirations through the voice of my soul.

But first I have to empty my cup - oh my God, the hardest task of all.