Twice a day I go out for tea. It’s simple really, because tea refills my energy cup. The moments spent with a cup of tea ground me back to reality as I take time for myself. Today didn’t seem to be the day though.
I buy tea from the same place twice a day. I usually see the same woman, greet her with a smile and call her by name while I order. Each time I have my work shirt on which also has my name on it. Today I visited, ordered my tea, the usual way, and excitedly walked back to work with it. It was coffee. I began to think. I watched as a small bubble of anger begin to surface up. It was not about the anger this time, but the lesson given to me to be shared with you, my friends.
This lesson was about being present. In the morning meeting with my staff I shared this story with them because I care deeply for the youth of today. I wanted them to see, along with understanding this lesson for their life toolbox. I told them about the frequency of my visits to get tea, the fact that I choose to make contact with the serving staff and, while I’m there, thanking them for what they do for me. I make a point of making eye contact along with sharing and relating to them as I do everyone else, as we are all equal. I connect with them out of respect and love, as we should, with other human beings who cross our path daily. “How can they not notice or remember me?” I wondered.
I related this message to their jobs and their lives, suggesting they take the time to think and listen for a moment to their customers, because they also have a story that we need to hear. “We have no more time than the present moment. The past has already happened and you cannot ever get it back. The future will happen no matter what you do and may not be the outcome you were hoping for”, I said to them. I reiterated suggesting they practice this today while with their customers. All day long staff approached me thanking me, wanting to add their thoughts to the discussion. It made them think about their lives and the deep meaning it has. This lesson began to help un-groove what we routinely say and do with people all day long. It will enhance their lives as they slip from the fog into awakened beings, thought moving with their every step in life.
I was given a great lesson, a Universal lesson, which I was able to also bestow upon others today. Something I care to do every day of my waking life, as I strive to live it better and happier. Learning as I go and sharing with my children, family, friends and colleagues. This lesson is not over either. I encourage you to share it with everyone awakening them to life.
There have never seen more cups of tea delivered to my desk as there was today! ~ with love, CY