Ichi-go ichi-e: this is the moment - Information from website of Presentation Zen (click).
“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.” You may think that the traditional art of Sadou (茶道) is a strange place to glean lessons that can be applied to various aspects of our daily lives, but the simple practical lessons from the Zen arts run deep and wide. Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会) is a concept connected to the way of tea; it expresses the ideal of the way of tea. Roughly translated the phrase means “one time, one meeting” or “one encounter; one opportunity.” In the way of tea we should respect the host and the others in the garden and the tea room and honor the moment as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime gathering. 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.” To read the whole article from Presentation Zen (Garr Reynolds) click here.
* How does this translate into Fun Food Friday? We should cherish every meal and the (shared) experience of eating a meal, for it will never happen again…Savor the moment- savor the taste. As the saying goes….”be here now,” and respect the present moment you are in.
BBB3 Note: By the way – I have one of Garrs Books and it is great. If you are interested in presentations I HIGHLY recommend it, as well as following Garr on his blog, twitter, etc. I truly enjoy his “take” and learn from him. The book I have is called Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (Amazon)