Tea is an aromatic beverage that originated in southwestern China for medical purposes. Tea is the second most widely consumed drink in the world, behind water.
There is past, present, and future.
The past is uncontrollable. The past can be irritating and annoying, or the past can be accepted. Either way, we have no way of changing what occurred in the past. For this reason, we should take off our review mirrors.
The future has yet to unfold and reveal its face. Anything can happen in the future. For this reason, the future is uncontrollable as well. The only thing that can influence the future is the accumulation of the present moments.
The present moment is an outlier of its class (consisting of the past, present, future, and their various forms.) The present moment does reveal its face. The present moment does unfold before your eyes. The present moment can be altered. For this reason, the present moment is partially controllable.
So, let’s focus on what we can control! We can control our cup of T-E-A. Our thoughts, emotions, and actions in the present moment. We brew our cup of tea with our thoughts, emotions, and actions. As the steam swirls upwards and traces its path with a white marker, the present moment is altered. If we stick negativity, worries, and other junk into our cup for brewing, the present moment is also altered. What we place in our cup to brew is what we will receive in the present moment. The accumulation of these present moments influence the future.
Our cup is our brain. What we fill our brain with will spill over and evaporate into the environment, atmosphere, and surroundings. This affects the day-to-day present moments. The accumulation of these present moments influence the future. So don’t fill your brain with pessimism, hatred, and junk. Fill your brain with love, compassion, kindness, encouragement, and flowers. These ingredients will make the best cup of tea.
Brewing a healthy cup of tea requires consistent effort. So, don’t be frustrated if the flower floating on the surface of your tea begins to wither. Deterioration also takes time and consistent effort. Try your best to provide your cup with the right ingredients, and enjoy the refreshing steam being blown back in your direction from the world around you.