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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!

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

Blending In


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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