Drink Your Tea Slowly…

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There are many who find comfort in the quasi-biblical cliche “This too shall pass.”  It gives the idea that whatever situations you fall into, whatever circumstances are troubling you, they will eventually (at some undetermined point in the future) resolve themselves, or cease to exist.

Unemployed?  This too shall pass.  Relationship problems?  This too shall pass.  Caught in traffic?  Stub your toe?  Working at a job you can’t stand spending most of your time fantasizing about living your passion?  This too shall pass.

Unfortunately, however, these events make up your very real and very short life, and they will (All too quickly, perhaps sooner than you think) pass.  So maybe, instead of trying to skip over all of the difficult portions of our life, we can experience them, we can learn from them, and accept them for what they are.

“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”  ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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