—You can’t serve from an empty cup.

—Got it.

—Fill your cup before you attend to other cups.

—On it.

—There is a crack in everything.

—Wait! What?

—That’s how the light gets in.

—Yeah, but… cup… fill it?

—Shine your light.

—I know… this little light of mine. But the cup.

—It’s cracked…

—I know and I need to fill it!

—… and the light gets in…

—through the crack. I know. The problem is the spilling out.

—That’s how the light…

—Oh, wait… the light gets out. Into the world.

—And gets in. So, fill your cup…

—… with light.

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