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What Is Cha Dao?

Clouds turn to rain


And rain turn to rainbows.


Rivulets of Tea


Stream from pot to bowl


From bowl to Earth.


I connect through the sacred crystalline grid


Of Mother Gaia

Through these alchemised leaves.


Sometimes we cannot hear


The Universe through the winds of change


Of comparison


And competitiveness.


When life is lived as a ceremony

Every single moment is divine.


Tea Spirit,

In silent reverence, She makes herself known.


The Way of Tea is to let Her flow into all veins of life.


It is human nature to seek for the path of higher achievements.


It is in the ego to persuade.


Sit still and it shall slowly unveil its true form -

That of which is formless, insubstantial

Until given form with the mould in our minds.


The Way of Tea (Cha Dao) breathes nothingness into our minds


And in this nothingness, a lotus flower shall blossom from the murky depths of our thoughts.


All that it takes to bloom is to surrender and trust:


Surrender to nothingness;


Trust in the answers that will arise within us.


It is this dance with the Universe that makes life so beautiful.

How can we forget all that we are taught


And simply feel worthy of abundance


Without looking outward for happiness?