- that I've been busy
- that I feel tension about not blogging
- that I am the source of that tension
- that everything is OK just as it is
This practice of noticing is homework from a class I'm taking that includes meditation, yoga and other mindfulness skills. The class is difficult, the homework is challenging and time-consuming. It's all worth the effort. We are learning to notice and embrace life just as it is.
This Buddha Hand tea has a life determined in part by its own form and strength, but also by external factors (the tea grower, maker, brewer, drinker, etc.). The leaves unfurl as the hot water envelopes them. They dance beautifully in their "agony of the leaf." I notice them and savor them. That is my homework - to notice and savor my life.