Posted: 05 Mar 2013 11:40 AM PST
By Leo Babauta
Yesterday I had tea with a Daoist tea monk who said for tea to change you, you have to create a sacred space in your heart for the tea.
Imagine that space for a moment. How does it feel? What can reside in that sacred space? How different is it from mechanically drinking tea, without paying attention to it?
Now think about the difference between just drinking tea, as if you were drinking anything and not really paying attention … and drinking tea with that sacred space in your heart for that tea. It’s profoundly different, and it changes everything.
You can do that for anything, not just tea. Anything that’s important to you.
If you create a sacred space in your heart for something, it changes how you do it. It changes you, at the molecular level.
We crank through things these days — email, social networks, news, work tasks, calls, meetings, deadlines — and then the day is gone. This is a waste of a miracle, the day that we’ve been given.
Instead, create a sacred space for that which matters most:
Perhaps every moment should have a sacred space in our hearts, but we have to start somewhere. Pick something small but important, and create that space today.
Mindful + Entrepreneur: A Seminar with Leo
In other news, I’m holding a 3-hour seminar here in San Francisco with my friend Jesse Jacobs (creator of the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tea):
Mindful + Entrepreneur Seminar The seminar will be held at Samovar Tea Lounge at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco on March 21, 2013. Join us!
n this 3-hour seminar you will:
The seminar will be broken into two sessions: mindfulness, and entrepreneurship. A selection of Samovar Tea Lounge's handcrafted teas and chocolates will be provided.
This intimate and unique seminar is limited to 25 participants.
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