A hurried existence...

 
"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. Smile, breathe and go slowly. The kingdom of God is available to you in the here and the now. But the question is whether you are available to the kingdom. Our practice is to make ourselves ready for the kingdom so that it can manifest in the here and the now. You don't need to die in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. In fact, you have to be truly alive in order to do so." 

Thich Nhat Hanh


 


Comments

Shubhajit said…
The lines are excellent especially "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."

God is within us..its just the duality the makes us separate from That.

The age old Advaitya philosophy...
baroness radon said…
Nice. I've been really enjoying some special green tea (Longjin/Dragon Well, picked at this past qing ming) I brought back from Hangzhou, quite deserving of reverence. It's got me off the Starbucks latte habit at the office.