We are hurt. Ain’t no way around it.
To heal would be quite easy, instantaneous even, in stillness with controlled breath. With Forgiveness. With Acceptance. With Willingness to Receive. With Willingness to Let Go. The crevices run deep though, and our fluid thoughts coalesce back into the valleys with ease.
Intentional Change takes effort.
We are all suffering. That we can overcome.
We are suffering at the hands of ourselves for withholding genuine expressions in the could-be eyes of judgment. We torment our peace when we inflict & endure emotional mistreatment.... by ourselves & by others. We implode the heart by not thoroughly processing it’s every beck & call. Some of it sits in the icebox for weeks, months, even years.
There is indeed some deep diving that must occur. Go deep & steep.
Yet, the objective of this game of tea is to receive its blessings fully, allowing it to steep in the waters of your mind, then return it with all of its lovely aromas & bitterness before it departs.
We can receive the tea, & still be like water.
So alright, you metaphorically envisioning yourself as a cup of tea is poetic, but impractical. There are so many other factors that would act as unaccounted variables in this experiment — after all, we are human.
Wrong. *in my Charlie Murphy Voice*
We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and Tea Time is a spiritual presence.
And a useful metaphor. The way one is willing to receive with patience is divine. A scorching brew, steadily lip-trembled in anticipation of just the right moment of when it’s hot but not like too hot, just enough to make you do the blinking white-guy gif & smile in satisfaction.
We endure some pain.
When we’re overzealous, we may become too careless & forget that tea is not just a metaphor. One can be too impatient & scorch themselves by their eagerness to experience life. I mean tea.
Oh, but when we are wise enough to be still enough to receive what we should already know is ours, the presence between that & what is destined for us, resonate in harmony. You’ll intuitively know when the tea has been steeped to just the level you need it to be. You’ll sense the water is just hot enough to consider, & wise enough to press a finger or palm against your glass to gauge it.
Moral of that metaphor? You tell me.
I’m willing to be tea & water. I’m willing to steep & purify. I’m willing to be assertive & patient. I’m willing to finish a cup of tea I made that I didn’t particularly like, but sit with it long enough to truly observe which aspects of it were unpleasant, so I can identify it preemptively moving forward.
All the Best,
Sean aka Mr. Wildenfree
Mr. Wildenfree’s Tea Philosophies:
1. Drink the cup of Tea you made. Even if you do not like it, you may learn well from it, & steer clear of unpleasant aromas.
2. Use tea as a metaphor for life. Because why not. Tea.