You must be completely awake in the
present to enjoy the tea.
Only in the awareness of the
can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.
Only in the present, can you savor
taste the sweetness,
appreciate the delicacy.
If you are ruminating about the
or worrying about the future,
you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.
You will look down at the cup,
and the tea will be gone.
Life is like that.
If you are not fully present,
you will look around and it will be gone.
You will have missed the feel,
the delicacy and beauty of life.
It will seem to be speeding past
The past is finished. Learn from it
and let it go.
The future is not even here yet.
Plan for it,
but do not waste your time worrying about it.
Worrying is worthless.
When you stop ruminating about what
has already happened,
when you stop worrying about what might never happen,
then you will be in the present moment.
Then you will begin to experience joy in life.