Today’s podcast is an interview with Jesse Jacobs and is little different. I first heard Jesse interviewed by Dan Benjamin on the business show “The Pipeline“. Dan was interviewing Jesse about the tea house that he runs in San Francisco. What caught my attention was the last five minutes of the interview in which he started to talk about his use of the power of ritual in creating work that he loves and a life that nourishes him.
In this interview we spend a little time talking about how he moved from being a techie to creating a space where people could relax, be at peace, and make real connections with others. The bulk of the interview is spent talking about this idea of ritual, its power, how it can ground us, and how we can add daily ritual to our lives.
I find this interview helpful in two ways. First, it opened my eyes to the power of being in the moment (especially when it comes to all the senses). Second, we look at how we can create a daily ritual (like tapping) to create grounding for our day.
Guest: Jesse Jacobs
About Jesse: Jesse Jacobs is the founder Samovar Tea Lounge. The goal of Samovar is to be the “antidote to the frenzied world”. In addition to running Samovar Jesse writes the blog Real Ritual that focuses on being grounded in the moment in the different aspects of our lives.
Jesse lists the “Tenets of the Real Ritual Life” as Love Yourself, Go Slow, Drink Tea, Be Art, Embrace Change, Just Focus and Breathe.