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Real Happiness Week Two: Day Thirteen: Drinking Tea Meditation

 

The idea of drinking tea meditation is really bringing mindfulness into our everyday lives. Mindfulness is more than sitting on our cushion, it’s being aware and present to every activity that we do from the time we get up in the morning until we go to sleep at night.

Can I drink my tea with awareness? Can I put away the laundry mindfully? Can I load the dishwasher without judgment? What sensations to I feel as I do my tasks like brushing my teeth or showering? Even cooking.

Can I notice what arises in my mind about these tasks? Am I being critical in mind because I don’t want to check email, or work, or run the vacuum?

These are all fodder for our mindfulness practice.

In class last night, I emphasized slowing down and being with each breath, each task, each sense, one at a time. How different our lives can be!

 

Recommended reading for Week Two of the Challenge is pages 81 – 90 and pages 105 – 108 in the second edition of the book, “Real Happiness”.

 

 

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT200, RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP