A Spark of Inspiration

A $10,000 Bill

Ford, whose electrical engineers couldn’t solve some problems they were having with a gigantic generator, called Steinmetz in to the plant. Upon arriving, Steinmetz rejected all assistance and asked only for a notebook, pencil and cot. According to Scott, Steinmetz listened to the generator and scribbled computations on the notepad for two straight days and […]

The Cup

A student of Zen Buddhism circled around the world looking for a teacher. Finally, he discovered a famous zen master and went to see him. The student was so excited about meeting with the master that he tried to tell him everything he knew. As the student went on, the Zen master asked: do you […]

On Dreams

The thing I really want to emphasize is, I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t have a choice… the dream is something you never knew was going to come into your life. Dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes. It sneaks up on you. But when you have a dream, it […]

Who Is This

I came out alone on my way to my tryst. But who is this that follows me in the silent dark? I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not. He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter. […]

The Rock

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Savior showed him a large rock in front of his cabin and told the man: “I want you to go and push that rock.” The man woke up and was so motivated. He ran […]

On Choice

You have to regard yourself as a cloud, in the flesh. Because clouds never makes mistakes. Did you ever see a cloud that was misshapen? Did you ever see a badly designed wave? Heh, no. They always do the right thing! If you treat yourself for a while as a cloud, a wave, and realise […]

The Lamp

A lamp illuminates a room. Then, someone lays several blankets over the lampshade, turning the room pitch black. You walk in and the door slams shut behind you. You can’t see a thing, but there’s no sense looking for the light switch. The light is already on! Instead, all you need to do, is to […]

Magic Water

A couple can’t stop fighting. They spend their entire lives arguing with each other. Finally, they get so fed up that they decide to go see the Wise. The Wise take a look at the situation, their long fighting history, and all the complaints against each other. He then turns around. When he turns back, […]

Lettuce

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But […]