The two most common questions I get asked are the before and after results. How did you feel after your ballerina tea and how did it feel after your tea? I’ll take the former, but first, let me explain the difference between before and after.
Before tea is a more serious activity, but after tea is a little more lighthearted. When you take a hot cup of tea and sip it through a cup you used to be in, your brain absorbs the caffeine and begins to release the endorphins that can make you feel good. The same is true for alcohol, with the caveat that you’ll feel a bit more tired afterwards and you might not remember the endorphins.
That’s not to say that your brain isnt still in a state of constant alertness when you take that hot cup of tea or drink that glass of wine. When you take a sip of that cup of tea, your brain senses the caffeine and begins to release endorphins and feel good. Same thing with alcohol. After you take a sip, your brain senses the alcohol and feels tired.
So why is that? Well, in a sense, when you drink alcohol, you are essentially putting your brain to sleep. The body is going through a process that takes away the mental stimulation that comes with your senses. After you take a drink, you no longer have to pay attention to the things that you normally do. You no longer have to feel the energy of the air, the wind, the sun, the ocean, or the earth. You are just asleep.
This is something that’s definitely true for people who are sleep-deprived. The energy of the world is diminished. And there you go, putting your mind to sleep while you are simultaneously waking up to the world around you.
As many parents know as well, there is nothing like the after-effects of a night without sleep on the mind. While you can’t really control any of the physical phenomena surrounding you, you can control the effect that you have on your mental and emotional state. In other words, you can change the way your mind is operating.
The thing about being awake, is that you are more aware of the things you are aware of. However, by not being aware of these things, you become blind to them. The more you are aware of the things around you, the more you can see them. This means that if you are aware of the things around you, you will naturally see them more clearly. One of the ways to make this happen is to drink tea.
The first thing you do when you find yourself on your own is to find some tea, but before that, you may have even thought about tea. Like when you’re walking or running, you probably think about how you will feel if you run, and maybe even think about the tea you will have when you do run. The more you think about how you will feel about tea, the less you will feel like you are running.
The more you focus on your thoughts, the easier it is to get the feeling of your body moving. This is one of the reasons you see me more when I am running. My movements are more defined and precise, the more I think about the physicality of running, the easier it is to feel like I am running. The same is true when I am sitting down, or when I am reading.
I don’t know if you’ve ever had a tea break with some of those people who have had the “before” and “after” results. I have. They were just so different. Before I would stand up to drink a glass of water, and now I would stop and stare at my feet and wonder if I had a right to ask that question. “Were you able to sleep?” “No.” “What does that mean?” “You do not feel very rested.