There are many hints and ideas in the teaching of tea ceremony and Zen that make life easier to live.
This can be achieved through actual action, or it can be a surprising change in the world in which you are based, as your sense of values changes dramatically.
When people think of tea ceremony, they tend to think of it as “a thing that has a lot of manners and is strict and strict” and when people think of Zen, they tend to think of it as Zen meditation.
But that is by no means essential.
The most essential thing is to enrich your life through the tea ceremony and Zen.
Here are some tips on how to make everyday life easier by learning from tea ceremony and Zen.
1: Enjoy the changing seasons and the unique time of the day
People’s worries can be broadly divided into “past” and “future”.
For example, you may regret the past or worry about the future.
But it doesn’t exist here now.
If you think about it, when I’m here, I don’t have any problems, but I create them and turn them into problems.
If you can get rid of that mindset and focus on “I’m here now.” you don’t have to deal with the extra stress.
There is also a Zen teaching called “I live here now.”.
2: Focus on what you want to do and what you can do without comparing yourself with others.
“I want to be like him.” “I am inferior to him.” “I want to live a life like that.”
In this way, you may sometimes deny what you are, or feel like you have lost your value.
But the most important thing is to focus on yourself without being misled by others.
There is also the word “protagonist” in Zen.
This means that you should be the main character in your life just like “protagonist” in dramas and novels.
You are the only one who can live your life.
3: Be conscious of prioritizing and quitting the rest
The way of life depends in part on “How much time did you spend on what?”.
We live a finite life. You don’t have an infinite amount of time or capacity.
What is it that you cannot give in your life? For that, do you decide the priority and move?
Just being aware of this way of thinking will surely change the level of fulfillment in your life.
Learn from the tea ceremony and live your life more richly!
How do you like it? The tea ceremony and Zen philosophy are full of teachings to lead a rich life.
It’s important to remember things that tend to be forgotten in everyday life.
In a normal tea ceremony class, you first practice the manners over and over again so that you can learn them naturally.
In other words, the idea is that you enter from the mold, and gradually the contents of yourself become like that.
Therefore, it is difficult to learn the way of thinking in tea ceremony or Zen.
But what people think becomes action, and it becomes a form.
In order to enrich your life, please take in the way of tea ceremony and Zen.