Hello beautifully creative people!
I’m Miss Tea-Time, the Bhoomie that knows how much goodness can pour into our minds and bodies when we relax. That’s why I only live by one easygoing mantra: tea-time rhymes with me-time! Life on Earth can be pretty busy sometimes (I like to people watch from Bhoomieland as I sip my tea) and one thing I’ve sniffed out through my spout is that not many people take time out for themselves. So to counteract the bustle of busy lives I would like to introduce you to a mind-calming Japanese philosophy – Teaism.
Infuse your flaws
Teaism is a belief in simplicity and it celebrates all those beautiful things that can hide in the monotonous routines of daily life – like beautiful imperfections. The quiet time of the tea making ritual can sometimes lead our minds to focus on all the things that have gone wrong in the day, including the things that we could have done differently. But rather than pouring out negative energy on the things we see as flaws in our day or ourselves, what if we chose to infuse them with a bit of positive celebration. For example as you stir or sip your tea instead of thinking how rude someone was rather think… that person wasn’t really rude to me, they’re just having a bad day – here’s to having a better day from this point on! (And you can even lift your cup into the air as a bit of a triumph cheer.)
The three-cups approach
A village chief in Pakistan also has an inspirational mantra when it comes to tea:
“Here we drink three cups of tea…the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything…” – Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
Seeing that people have probably had countless cups of tea with themselves, doesn’t that make them their own closest family? And if so, why do some people give so little time to relaxing their minds and bodies?
Adopting the three-cups approach means that you can take time out for yourself. Don’t spend all of it thinking about imperfections, but instead celebrate it as a small moment of freedom, away from every day life. Over at Bhoomieland, we are drinking our first cup of tea to you. Join in anytime.
Sending you teabags infused with love!
Miss Tea-Time xxx