As the tea is poured I see smiles from bright faces, everything is forgotten except what is at hand. Profound it is, this sipping of tea. How could the Zen masters know something we don’t. It is everywhere, all at once. *sip* ~ : )
When someone lacks self-respect, they live their life miserably. They shoulder the burdens of regret, shame, loathing and blame. They are prone to engaging themselves to self-destructive behavior because they have little value for themselves.