Never Again Quotes (20 quotes)
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Zen Phrase: ???? (ichigo ichie) ~ Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.
The term is derived from Zen Buddhism and concepts of transience, and it is particularly associated with the Japanese tea ceremony and it is often brushed onto scrolls which are hung in the tea room. How many people do you think you can meet in your life time? When will be the next time you can meet again these people that you talked with today? Consider every meeting and encounter is the first and the last. You must teasure every encounter as it can be the last time in your life. Enjoy every encounter because it may not come to you again.
The saying originated in the Tea Ceremony as a reminder that every encounter with another person is a gift, whether we are meeting them for the first time or have met them many times before. Life is ephemeral. We do not know if we will ever have the opportunity to meet again. By being mindful in the moment we celebrate the shared experience of being alive. When we are alive in each moment we experience life differently. This makes a difference in the workplace too.
Give Me Tonight, Dustin Tebbutt. I was introduced to the concept of ichigo ichie at a Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto. Being a tea lover, I jumped at the opportunity to sit inside a century-old tea room and experience the artistic display of tradition and hospitality. Our tea hostess was captivating — a graceful lady in her sixties with an unhurried elegance and a quiet passion. I intently watched her transfer the hot water from a cast iron cauldron with a wooden ladle into ceramic bowls before whisking the matcha tea and serving us. I was overcome with the feeling of beauty and intense presence.
Following up on Benjamin Zander's inspirational teachings on the art of possibility and performance , allow me to share a simple idea from the art of tea or Sadou, "the way of tea. Roughly translated the phrase means "one time, one meeting" or "one encounter; one opportunity. That is, we should cherish every meeting for it will never happen again. Ichi-go ichi-e is a reminder that each tea ceremony is unique even though the elements are familiar. Application for presentation Each occasion to present or speak publicly is also a unique event although your material may be so familiar that it feels routine.