the axis on which the Earth revolves

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the Earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.

Only this moment is life.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh




“… it becomes clearer that our main mission here is simply to live, to breathe the air and to let the love within us flow. Just the simple living of an everyday life is sacramental when the person is living with that consciousness of “all is love” humming its tune beneath our words and thoughts. To live devotionally does not mean, necessarily, that one becomes a hermit or a wandering pilgrim, although if you feel called to it, blessings on your way. To me, at least, the daily things are the most holy, the washing up, the chores, the errands. All moves in rhythm, and we are just part of that symphony of all life that shares energy back and forth.”

Carla Rueckert (Book V, Law of One, Fragment Five)




4 thoughts on “the axis on which the Earth revolves

  1. Pingback: drink your tea | New Earth Heartbeat

  2. Very nice.. yes, I often think about the remote tribes of people who have basic lives, yet they are so in tune with our planet.. the stress would come when facing nature’s mean side – whether from weather related or animal related or the ugly mosquito-born viruses … but aside from that, there’s a balance and harmony – surely so?

    it’s the focus on materialism that throws everything out of balance.. or the wants/urges to have more.. or to want the fine foods that eventually rob us of longer and healthier lives, b/c they are probably not what we need most…

    simplify simplify…


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