Tea: mindful of mindfulness
I recognized something I had done subconsciously this morning, just a few moments ago.
Now I am conscious of it.
I self moderate my issuance of green tea based on availability.
Currently I am on a tight budget and I have rather expensive tastes in tea. As a result I have been cutting down on how much tea I use for a cup. This results in a thiner tea. The other day a friend gave me four bags of high quality Sencha and a really nice package of Macha. This persons thoughtfulness aside for a moment, I made a nice thick cup of the tea (a sencha& matcha blend) I had already had on hand. The odd thing is I was totally unaware of the moderation until I did not moderate.
I am sure this is a nice boring post, but I thought it was an interesting observation.
Maybe I could come up with a parable for this.
Back to the nice person who gave me the tea. She is a friend of my wife and has got to be a kind of subconscious saint. I really admire people who can manifest compassion without even giving it a thought. I wonder if I will ever be so magnanimous.
As an aside I am recognizing joy moment to moment again, thanks Mikedoe & Aaron.
May all be well and happy.