Connecting the experience of tea . . .
“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
. . . with visions of world peace.
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
This is the last week of Sip for Peace 2019. Coordinated with the International Day of Peace and other September world peace initiatives, I hope that we inspired some new ideas over last year and set a foundation on which we can grow in 2020. You who participated have helped create many of the new resources that will be added to the project. Over the next year, we will be rolling out final versions of “How To Sip In”, more Imagine Cards, songs and download-ables to use as you plan toward next September. Thank you for sharing this project with our tea community and I look forward to sharing the visions of a peaceful planet in the future.
So, I will end by drawing together the importance of this year’s U.N. theme – Climate Change – with the fact that our international tea community is now struggling with these changes. Next year’s focus will be on individual tea gardens around the world and one question we will be considering is how tea is changing along with the climate.
One of the resources we will be adding to our Sip-In Community is being able to add our events to other peace events around the world. This year there were hundreds of different kinds of peace events on the calendar. Let’s add tea!
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.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw
Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
Additional Resources for Your Sip-Ins
Sip for Peace - Peace Quote Crossword Puzzle
Also included in the “How To Sip-In” Preview Edition.