Lets spin the wheel of koans to see what your fortune is. I just invented this new category on my blog because I’m always finding koans, or those small or big contradictions in our life where we get blocked. In Zen the koan is like a white hot iron ball stuck in your throat that you can’t swallow and can’t cough up. The koan invites you to leap beyond concepts and logics, to create a new Idea of your that has never existed before. This Idea is not you thinking of an idea; you ARE the Idea, the AHAH! I SEE! This mad leap is a joyous shouts, a Zen Laugh or the Lion’s Roar of the Buddha.
The release from the vise of the koan, which is a double-bind of a lose/lose situation, is joyous because all the energy that went into maintaining and struggling with the koan is now free creative energy. You have now tapped into your potential, which is Life itself. Life is not this form or that but potential. Your potential is the ONE that is this or that form, yet your life is expressed in form, in this or that.