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    "Simple Living" - Chapters 7 and 8

    Just jump in if joining, no "catch up" ... just today is today ...

    I will include chapter headings, as we discovered some differences between the US and UK editions regarding chapter order.

    Chapter 7 - Make A Delicious Cup Of Coffee - If you use an automatic coffee maker or usually rush the making coffee, please do so in very slow motion, maybe 1/3 speed, rinsing the pot, opening the cover, picking up and placing it carefully down, adding the water really looking and listening to the sound, unfolding and placing the filter feeling the contours, spooning and deeply inhaling the scent of the coffee grounds, pushing the button followed by Gassho, watching and listening to the percolation sound and steam, pouring into the cup and taking the first taste (or do the equivalent if a tea drinker) ...

    It can be a small "coffee ceremony" with a touch of the spirit of the Tea Ceremony, a Japanese ritual much appreciated in Zen circles.

    Chapter 8 - Put Pen To Paper With Care - Instead of writing an email or txt, find a nice pen or pencil and neatly, slowly, carefully write a small note on clean paper. It need not be long, just a sentence or two. It can be for another person, or just a note to yourself, or a grocery list to put on the refrigerator. It does not matter. However, take a little extra care and attention, very lovingly writing each letter on the paper.

    Gassho, J

    Last edited by Jundo; 10-11-2019 at 12:39 AM.

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