I love this quote. So often silence is the best option. And it does take a lot of practice to stay silent and listen. Too often we are just waiting for a break in the conversation to stick our own views in. But it’s in the silence that one hears.
To be able to quiet your mind and be fully present in the moment and what you are doing is the gift that tea gives us! It’s during tea that problems are discussed, dreams shared and sorrows are lessened just a bit. Tea may not be able to solve the problem, but the act of having tea gives you a chance to share and listen and sometimes that’s all people want. Just someone to listen. You don’t have to solve everything, just listen.
Listen and Be Kind. It’s not so hard.