These are the elements of TEA
Time to sit quietly;
Energy to boil and brew;
Attention to the aroma and flavor.
Where in life do we find these gifts?
Time to listen to someone;
Energy in our movement and creativity;
Attention to the marvelous world around us.
These are also the elements of our daily choices.
What will we do with our time here?
How will we spend our precious, limited energy?
To whom or what do we give our attention?
We are the brewers of our own TEA,
Every minute choosing how to blend the three.
A pinch of this; a dash of that; mixed together perfectly.
The artistry of creating how we spend each moment,
Is behind the simple word of TEA.
©2012 Joanna DeRungs
Originally posted in January 2012 by Joanna DeRungs
Photo “Clock detail of La Torre del Rellotge in Barcelona Spain” is copyright under Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 Generic to the photographer Arjan Richter and is being posted unaltered (source)