Afternoon Tea

Guilt-Tea

I like to break up the work day by having a cup of tea in the afternoon, around 3pm. It’s a real treat and the little ritual of boiling and brewing is an opportunity to practice a few minutes of mindfulness. Plastic baggies of different organic black teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling) from the…

Daisies

Is it True? Is it Useful?

These are two questions you can ask yourself before saying something. Is it true? And, is it useful? This morning Thing One said “you didn’t get that American Girl car that you asked Santa for” and Thing Two looked sad. Yes, it was true. But perhaps not useful. This idea is part of the Buddhist…

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Sit Still in the Sunlight

Perhaps this is a trivial observation: if you would like to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practice, you must embody it. What does that mean? Just this: you sit still and say to yourself: “I am going to meditate for 3 minutes.” And then do that. The reason why people meditate is that it makes…