Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

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Ich nehme mit heute fünf Minuten Zeit hin zu sitzen und einfach nur zu sein. Dann fällt mir
nämlich wieder ein, dass das jederzeit die letzten fünf Minuten sein könnten. Ich denke an meine Liebsten und
küsse den Moment und tue das, was meinem Herzen am nächsten ist.

“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”.

I’ll take five minutes today to sit down and just be. That helps me remember clearly, that at any time, these could be the last five minutes. I think of my loved ones and kiss the moment and do whatever is closest to my heart.

“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”.

Yours truly

The Samowar and the moment

Heute einmal nur auf Englisch, da ich die Weisheit des Thich Nhat Hanh nicht adäquat übersetzen kann. Ob Tee drinken oder Fotografieren… seine Worte resonieren mit meiner Innenwelt.

No matter if it’s tea or photography, the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh resonantes with my inner world.

You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.

Only in the awareness of the present,
can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.

Only in the present, can you savor the aroma,
taste the sweetness,
appreciate the delicacy.

If you are ruminating about the past,
or worrying about the future,
you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.

You will look down at the cup,
and the tea will be gone.

Life is like that.

If you are not fully present,
you will look around and it will be gone.

You will have missed the feel,
the aroma,
the delicacy and beauty of life.

It will seem to be speeding past you.

The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.

The future is not even here yet.
Plan for it,
but do not waste your time worrying about it.

Worrying is worthless.

When you stop ruminating about what has already happened,
when you stop worrying about what might never happen,
then you will be in the present moment.

Then you will begin to experience joy in life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Yours truly