Recently I’ve been introduced to the beautiful Zen practice of drinking tea, a very meditative ritual that cultivates mindfulness, presence and appreciation of the macrocosmos. Needless to say I’d love to build this practice into my day, but just can’t seem to find any extra time for it.
After asking the question to the tea master and then discussing it with other tea lovers, I burst into laughter. The way to have a tea practice is exactly how I always advise others to create a writing practice or to incorporate writing into their life.
You can blend it in. You can find ninja pockets in the day for it. It can be a part of your life, your daily activities.
It doesn’t have to be this humongous thing that takes up hours at a time, hours that you don’t have!
It doesn’t have to be compartmentalized or separate from the rest of your life.
And most importantly, you get to create the practice that works for you. You get to change it up. You don’t have to do what I do, just as I don’t need to follow the tea master’s practice.
And you get to enjoy little yummy morsels of it.
If you joined me in the online event “How to Have a Writing Practice when You’re Super Busy”, you know exactly what I’m talking about. This is a cheeky reminder for you 😉 Are you putting this into practice? 😉 *wink wink*
If you missed it but would love to watch the whole recording, you can get it here: subscribepage.io/writing-practice
Watch this short clip for a snippet of it!