Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Teaism is...

a japanese religion where tea ceremonies are practiced so you live fully within the moment (noticing all details, enjoying the peace and harmony of tea exactly as you partake in it, appreciating what you have, not dwelling on the past or rushing forward into the future), quiet your heart and mind (learning to be still, listening to the world around you, becoming calm and serene as you live within the moment, not being hurried or stressed by all of the distractions around you), and self-cultivate (learning discipline and stillness, beautifying your world for yourself and those around you, concentrating and focusing while under the influence of great tea, seeking and attaining enlightenment, promoting harmony with nature, self, and others).  it’s a life-practice that uses aesthetics to slow the many currents of the world and bring about Teamind :)