WHEN PRESENTED WITH A MORE THEN MOUNTAINOUS problem, most often a matter of the heart, my late Great Aunt Frances used to say to my mom, and other love-lorn women I’m sure, “Make a cup of tea and roll with it”.
ROLL. WITH. IT.
Move over Freud & Dr. Phil, there is a new Dr. Joyce Brothers in town! (Actually she is no longer with us, but her spirit and the memory of her is one to be reckoned with.)
Which brings me to the point. Some times problem solving is as simple as sipping a steaming cup of tea. (Organic loose tea, preferably) The act itself, brewing tea, becomes a calm inducing ritual, forcing one to chill out while waiting for the water to boil, and then another waiting period while the tea brews. These moments lend themselves to self-reflection. We slow down, get back our grasp of reality. Maybe this isn’t as big a problem as we think. Maybe the solution is a phone call away to a close friend or loving relative.
Better yet, share this ritual with a friend. Sitting across from one another, mug in hand, wrap your fingers, prayer like, around the warm ceramic, and step outside of your own troubles for a moment, focusing on the person across from you. Listen intently. Punctuate the conversation with brief sips of tea, a reprieve from the seriousness of your talk. Once the vessels have been drained of their healing liquid, you will feel better. Yes better.
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