I know that title is silly. Trust me, I know. The teapot I am featuring today is blue and that was the first thing that came to mind. Oh….maybe I should have thought a little longer and come up with a better title? Perhaps but this past week has left me feeling a little bit disoriented and crazed so bear with me, please.
Today’s teapot was yet another Marshall’s find. I am telling you that it is my favorite place to shop and find amazing things including teapots. I never pay more than $8 to $13 for them and they always have some really pretty and fun ones. So today’s blue teapot is a little classy and a little sassy at the same time.
“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation