There was once a butcher who was carving a joint of meat
for a customer who had been coming for many years.
“Pardon me,” the customer asked, “But isn’t that the same
knife you had last year? Do you need to sharpen it often?”
“It’s the same knife I’ve had for the last 17 years,” the butcher
replied, “And I haven’t had to sharpen it even once.
For, when I cut the meat, I allow the knife to find its own way
through the meat without effort or stress.”
“And when I come to a tricky bit with lots of cartilage,
I just slow down and allow the mystery to solve itself and in
no time the meat falls right off the blade.”