Describe your practice and/or why mindfulness is important to you.
Meet Emma Potz
My biggest practice is parenting from a conscious and mindful state. I wholeheartedly believe this is the most important thing that I can do.
As someone raising the next generation, I am constantly asking myself the question, "What is it that I would like to pass along to the ones that will steward this earth?". This encourages me to connect to the highest version of my Self. Sometimes this means including my daughter in my mindful practices and sometimes this means taking moments of stillness away. In a day, my meditation can be as simple (and difficult) as breathing deeply and not reacting to a toddler meltdown, it also includes sitting with Tea in the evening, reflecting and integrating the day. I believe that in the West, we exclude children from so much and intention is to shift this and to include, have them witness and absorb what meditation can do for the body, mind and soul.
What is your highest value and why?
Connecting with Source, immersing and embracing the sacredness of nature, breaking the mold of generational patterns.
Describe one health practice that is non-negotiable for you each day
Witnessing the beauty in the mundane.
Describe one tradition that you connect with regularly and why?
Connecting to the cycles of the moon. This allows me to embrace my cyclical nature that ebbs and flows as the ocean tides do.
What's the most common method you use for tea preparation and what are you excited to learn more about?
I learned to brew Tea from the Tea Sage Hut and Bowl Tea is the most common practice I use these days. However, I also practice Gong Fu within the Chouzhou lineage and would love to deepen this practice.
Describe one way that you support your community and what would help you to support others more effectively