Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Being Present

Do you make a cup or tea to enjoy the tea or do you make a cup of tea to make a cup of tea?

If you are making a cup of tea to make a cup of tea, the odds are you will not be able to enjoy the cup of tea because your mind is already thinking about what you will eat for breakfast and then the chances are you will not be able to enjoy your breakfast because the mind will be thinking about the work day ahead of you. Thus we travel through life never really being able to enjoy the beauty of each present moment.

Next time you make a cup of tea choose to be present with the act of making the tea. Close your eyes and feel the texture of the teapot, the smell of the tea leaves. Let your senses stimulate the memories of what your knowledge and experiences bring to you, without the emotional attachments. The fields where the tea is grown, the clay being moulded into a pot, the processes that have brought everything to your kitchen.

It is a beautiful process where you will be filled with gratitude and love. And present to enjoy your tea in all its entirety.


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