Sip for Peace
September 24, 2019
Connecting the experience of tea . . .
“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
This Saturday, September 21st, 2019 is the annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. So I offer this suggestion; if you choose only one day to Sip for Peace, let it be this day. Millions of people around the world will be taking different actions to share their desire for and belief in the potential for a world without war.
Jeremy Gilley is the founder of International Day of Peace so I have included the video of his Ted Talk here for you. It has inspired and challenged me. It motivated Sip for Peace that is built on the belief that, as tea drinkers, we are already an international community acting in many small ways to feel a meaningful connection.
This year’s theme is “Climate Action for Peace” and this is hugely relevant to all of us as we increase our awareness of how tea is grown, how people are respected and how the integrity of the land is sustained.
Thank you for joining me this week as we focus on three more countries of origin; Sri Lanka, China and Japan. And my thanks to everyone who contributed tea and meditations to this project.
Choose an Imagine Card to prompt a vision of world peace.
Choose one of the thoughtful reflections to consider.
Set aside a moment for yourself alone or with others to Sip-In.
Download your preview edition of the How To Sip In Book for ideas to share with your family and friends.
“I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.”
“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
Thomas a Kempis
“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”
“Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expense.”
Additional Resources for Your Sip-Ins
Sip for Peace - Peace Quote Crossword Puzzle
Also included in the “How To Sip-In” Preview Edition.