Conscious Cup of Tea
dead person cannot enjoy a cup of tea. But sometimes when
we are drinking a cup of tea, if we are just on automatic
pilot, how alive are we? How alive or dead to our senses have
we become as we are rushing heedlessly about our daily humdrums?
We could stop for five minutes and have a conscious cup of
tea. We could notice how the cup feels warm and comforting
in our hand, breathe in the aroma as it wafts upward, hear
the sound of the cup as we set it down on the table or desk.
Open ourselves up and make space for the whole taste and pleasure
of it. Our mind is not at all interested in a conscious cup
of tea. Our mind has long ago decided that it has "done
tea" already, and at the first sip wants to slip us into
auto-pilot tea. When you can take your tea drinking back from
the mind, you start to see how you are not your mind.
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