The first lesson I ever learned in my martial arts training was this. "Empty your cup" Meaning if you want to learn anything, first you must empty your mind. How can we learn anything new if we are thinking about something else. Put full concentration on every task presented to you, no matter how insignificant.
Empty your cup so you can fill it with more good tea!
This teacup was given to me by my friend Fred who makes teacups and bonsai pots. I have quite a few from him. This is one of my favorites because of its rustic shape.