Experience tells us that the main path to wisdom is, er ... experience. Just hearing, or listening to something is definitely not enough. Yet vast numbers of people are not even aware of the difference between the wisdom of authentic knowledge and mere understanding.
What's the difference, the distinction between authentic knowing and simply knowing about it? Experience! Experience makes the difference, it's huge! Yet there's no English word for this distinction, although the difference this distinction makes is crucial.
So we've borrowed a word in Zen Buddhism: koan, koans plural which is pronounced as: co-an. Say the "co" in co-create, the "an" in animated.
We use koan to mean a distinction. A particular viewpoint, another perspective. A alternate way of viewing a situation, an incident, or even an expression. You will feel an energy surge once you "get," understand a koan, that tells you it increases your inner power. But realize that without investing the energy needed to cement your understanding, it doesn't last.
Koans assist you to improve your personal power which then improves your context. Now since context affects your results significantly, when used properly koans help you to be more effective and to succeed in life.
Our usage is, of course, different to the usual Zen meaning of koan.
Koans do anything
Okay... almost anything. The many hundreds range from esoteric to very obvious, with most koans somewhere between.
You've already seen one koan - that's the huge difference between the wisdom of genuine experience and simply knowing about it. A tiny sample of some more fundamental koans:
Four Questions that everybody asks, but only One gives Results
The A-B-C formula to Let Go of Anything that Troubles You
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How To Overcome Stress, and the virtually unknown Four-Part Process that Creates it!
The Law of Attraction, and Successful Choices
There are koans dealing with how to make successful choices rather than mistakes when trying to improve things:
The key to really Understanding People's Behavior - as well as Your Own!
The Biggest Mistake Everybody Makes, discover How to Avoid It
Learn from the Masters, the Little Known Technique they use for changing anything
The Three Approaches to Life, and the difference the Right One can make to Your Success
Several address the Law of Attraction, which actually has three rarely understood aspects. The difficulty many have in implementing The Secret comes from misunderstanding its aspects. You ignore them at your peril!