"Passions will be stirring so we must take deep breaths, connect with the grounding energy of the Earth, and bring patience and love to our interactions/relationships. We can transmute the fire and rise to see a new dawn with an open and accepting heart."
"Such objects as this are appreciated in the tearoom for their clearly uncalculated nature, a kind of physical expression of the spirit of mushin that underlies many traditional art forms as well as the practice of Zen. Mushin is often literally translated as 'no mind', but carries connotations of fully existing within the moment, of non-attachment, of equanimity and changing conditions, of removal from desire to impose one's will upon the world." Originally posted by Cinoh.