Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tea time

Mindfulness while making tea

Prepare a pot of tea to serve to guest or to drink by yourself. Do each movement slowly, in mindfulness. Do not let one detail of your movements go by without being mindful of it. Know that your hand lifts the pot by its handle. Know that your are pouring the fragrant warm tea into the cup. Follow each step in mindfulness. Breathe gently and more deeply than usual. Take hold of your breath if your mind strays.

via Thich Nhat Hanh

Once we have poured our tea we have to move toward the next step, which is the mindful sipping. As you take each sip focus on that sip. Focus on the cup in your hand, your hand moving toward your lips, your lips opening to receive the tea, and the tea entering your body. Remain in the moment!

My current tea choice: TOPS CinaMint with a teaspoon of honey


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