🍃 What if －☯️
When falling down isn't failure
But simply a moment that is calling for our attention.
When getting angry isn't condemned to be an expression of a demonic side of yourself
But simply an emotion that calls to be released in healthy ways?
In the end
The tiniest gesture
The littlest thing
Is what we hold closest to our hearts and can coax us back from the brink of the dark vault.
Like this －
The way you hold your cup so dear in your palms touched my soul and sent feathery warmth through me, changing the colours of my perceptions.
The way you shower the pot with hot water and then picked off the lid with that weathered hand of yours
Waking up the leaves with water poured straight out of the clay kettle － this moved me to the infinite depths that feel so dear to me.
It is these simple nonchalant gestures that leave the deepest impression.
Like the kindness of a group of strangers gathered in the name of love,
Or the apologies of a loved one.
When we stand too close to the picture we cannot see the truth of the matter.
The truth of the matter is
Even the best of us can forget to appreciate the tiny mementoes.
Even the most loving of us cannot hear
the beseeching plea for help through our laughter
Even the most caring can neglect to savour the quotidian moments.
We are always looking for grandeur to exalt. Tea however, teaches us to appreciate the ordinary. We exalt the simple things. We learn not to take any minutiae for granted. We learn that the grand moments are built upon tiny moments in life. Simply leaves and hot water.
It is time now to connect with our Dao, our life purpose, and allow ourselves to flow in harmony with the Universe. I am honoured to hold space for you to deepen your connection with Tea Spirit in the infinite space with these offerings:
※ Private Tea Ceremony (1:1 and group sessions)
※ Monday Morning Virtual Tea Ceremonies ~ 8.30am BST
~ 10.30am BST via @calmoncanningstreet
※ New Moon in Leo Virtual Tea Ceremony ~ Wednesday, August 19, 1pm BST