Contemplate a Koan
In Zen Buddhisn, students are given a koan to contemplate until an answer arrives.
The aim is to confuse the rational mind, and it’s ability to think in it’s normal logical fashion.
The student thinks so profoundly and contemplates so many possible solutions that the mind becomes exhausted, allowing the true answer to emerge from within.
Consider the following koans:
What is the colour of the wind?
In dreams, why don’t we see ourselves at the place where we actually are?
Who is the ear of the ear? How can the tongue taste itself?
What is definite in deep sleep?