“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
This edition of Life in Quotations is brought to you by the beautiful, Megan Monique who asks us to ponder the above quote and what it truly means to “drink in” the moment. As always, you are encouraged to submit your own original quote on the topic for a chance to receive your free, personalized Quoto! Now, here’s Megan…
How did we get to this place of rush and constantly needing more? There’s a sense of urgency placed on everything. Even the manner in which we receive our morning latte at Starbucks is hurried. People have diseases in which they kill themselves through hoarding stuff because they lack the ability to receive love and be at peace with themselves and tge events of their own lives.
I’m not telling you anything new. We’re all present to the human condition, hell, we’ve made reality shows about it. I know you feel the shifting happening all around us in this moment.
With the year 2012 at our feet things are going to start changing even more rapidly. Stuff will (and is) losing its value. In turn, people will gain their values back. The speed of the world will come to a screeching halt and we will learn to make peace with stillness (we have already begun doing so).Our disconnection from one another will be healed and alas, we will create union with together in love and joy – something that has been missing as a value from this planet for far too long on the whole (again, it’s already beginning).
Yesum, things they are a changing. But you know this.
This new way of being, asks you to calm your mind. Stop your thoughts and listen – with your heart and your spirit. Having reverence for the present moment and our fellow human beings. For each other. What is in store for you here, in this new space of unlimited love and joy. A space of a deep, true sense of knowing and trust. The Universe is on our side, always.
When we move with this steadiness and trust, we are an open vessel for receiving and giving. Our lives become whole. Our hearts, open. Our pocket-books, FULL and our families, healthy, happy and well. We become each others families, we bring the world closer together one breath at a time.
Life does not exist in the future. It does not exist in the past. There’s no going back there. Those spaces are an illusion. We remember them how we want to remember them. We believe in the future through filters – not in it’s own actuality, because it isn’t there.
What does exisit is this moment. You reading these words right now. Taking a deep breath, soaking this, here, right now – that’s what’s ALIVE. That this is all that truly exists.
So my friend, when you drink your tea (coffee, water, green juice,) drink it slowly and reverently. When you do this you are saying CHEERS! to your best life. HOORAY for my inner joy and delight. I’m READY! to receive the Universe’s call. For all we know, the world’s axis does, in fact revolve around how we drink our tea. There’s so much we don’t know. But still, there is so much we do. Take advantage of what you do know for sure.
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