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:: Something Meaningful I Read Today ::

:: Something Meaningful I Read Today ::

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk and philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh
Writes about enjoy a good cup of tea.
You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.
Only in the awareness of the present can your hands feel the warmth of the cup.
Only in the present can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.
If you are ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, you will completely
Miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.
You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone.

Life is like that.
If you are not fully in the present, you will look around and it will be gone.
You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life.
It will seem to be speeding past you.

The past is finished.
Learn from it and let it go.
The future is not even here yet.
Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.
Worrying is worthless.
When you stop ruminating about what has already happened,
When you stop worrying about what might never happen,
Then you will be in the present moment.
Then you will begin to experience joy in life.

(from Only Love Is Real, by Dr Brian Weiss)

I was tanning by the pool when I read this section. (Hot sun today!)
It wasn't something that I have not read before.
But reading it again from this perspective gave me insight.
I reflect too much, and in this process could have been
Stuck too long in the quagmire of the past.
Perhaps it is time to fully focus on the happy present.
Make the best of it, and cherish it.


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i remember blogging about my ramli burger i had in penang, i suppose that was my cup of tea

thks for posting this. i am not able to sleep thinking about stuff. now i can sleep well after reading this.

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what were you doing there?

Thanks for that Willie. Interesting guy. Quite a lot of info and references regarding him on Wikipedia too.

oooh you're on LJ finally!

brian weiss

we had a couple of books in his store but it got sold out when we moved last year. his books garnered a lot of interest considering it was about past life regression. too bad i never got to come round to him in my personal time brosing. o.0 seeking to be in the present (similar to being in the moment) is something our clientele tends to want to do but to be honest i find that it is best appreciated in doses. you reflect to understand the past and maybe you hang on longer than others because you seek to learn something from it which you think you might have missed out. i know you're a stickler for details. added ya on twitter! cheers! morgaga

what's your twitter nick, mate?

Re: brian weiss

it's morgaga dude. *scratches ankles* haha. cheers!

Thanks for sharing

Somehow this post really caught my attention, sort of like a wake up call, especially the part about you reflecting too much. I do the same too.

tiong keng

"Get busy living, or get busy dying"
The Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank's a fab movie!

Re: Thanks for sharing

yup... love it... and those friends whom I watched it with loved it too... think i watched it like 5 times...

tiong keng

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