The spike of COVID-19 pandemic rage the world by surprise; the announcement for lock-down took us by surprise; we have been hoping for reopening, but the announcement for gradually reopening gave us some joyful news, in the meantime, start to question ourselves “What and How should I do to cope with the new way of living”.
When we are in the process of preparing ourselves for the reopening, we probably also need to prepare ourselves to accept that most people are facing a same challenge that we will not able to have old life back so easily, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to change our social behaviors and the way of living for an unknow period of time ahead.
Actually the more I practice the Chinese tea ceremony, it is more clear why it’s helpful for everyone to manage the isolation and stress in the lock down period:
- With tea, we learn to engage with ourselves through silence and simple focus
- With the simple way of tea serving and sharing, we connect with other person who share the tea with in much calmer and peaceful manners.
- With the practice of simple Chinese tea ceremony, even as short as one minute is a complete 60 seconds
- When enjoy a cup of tea, there is no desire, no fear, no judgement, but simply pure concentration and appreciation
The nasty COVID-19 Coronavirus urged us to rethink what and how we should take actions for our future starting from today: Environment, Disinfection, and Unity. Public Health is no longer a government’s responsibility, but we have to take our part of responsibilities seriously.