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Coffee. There is so much emotion around this beverage. It can be exciting, amped up, PRODUCTIVE!

It can also be a peaceful moment in the day that brings a gentle meditation and gratitude into life.

One of my favorite moments is that of making coffee while solo camping. With a reverence for each step that may be on par with a tea ceremony, the feel, the sound, the aroma, and the play of light is enjoyed. Waking up quiet; experiencing each step of the process as if it was the first time to ever have been done; honoring the morning and another day on this planet.

This is the joy of a quiet morning ritual. How lucky to have captured it in a beautiful location yet this can be done anywhere. All it takes is your full attention.

Also included are a few photos of the campsite, Gray’s Landing on the Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir in southern Idaho.

Wish you were here!

#NoWordsBeforeCoffee
Salmon Creek Falls Reservoir
Oh Bubba, you can make anything look good

Blending In
Gratitude

yippikiyo

6 Replies to “#NoWordsBeforeCoffee”

  1. Thank you for this lovely and meditative piece, Susan! I’m really glad you’re enjoying it so much, and Mr. Monty looks like the Happiest Dog in the World! 😊 xxx

  2. I wish I loved coffee as much as you do. But I do love reading about your love of it. 🙂

    1. I do love the morning ritual of coffee. There’s something about it that tea just can’t replace.
      Thank you!

  3. I understand it’s about the mindfulness and spirituality of being completely present in the meditative practice of preparing the coffee and the time after it is prepared. I learned that this can be (and is for you) a sacred ritual years ago be reading a book titled “From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives” by Robert Fulghum, who used to be a Unitarian Universalist minister. He wrote bout the many sacred rituals we can create in our lives, like something as simple as making coffee and looking out a window and thinking about our day. Thanks for your description of a sacred and mindful ritual.

    1. Thank you, Pam, for the book suggestion! I love bringing small rituals into my day and this reminds me they can be peppered throughout, not just in morning.

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