This past week in tea class the scroll in the small room really spoke to me. Translating roughly to "Without self; without ego". Since the start of the year life has been so hectic, from the day to day happenings both at home and around the US. To often I have felt that I had to much to do or that what I did was being judged and had to be perfect. While I knelt down in front of the scroll I was able to become more mindful of the moment. I found myself focusing more on the moment, losing myself and all that is attached to me. I feel that this ties right into the tea, because in the moment we need to lose ourselves and any ego and surrender to the act of making tea for our guest. Because in the moment we lose ourselves we are able to truly find our path.
Tea students in the Urasenke Urbana-Champaign association