Most of us would have come across this phrase which I believe in.
“The best things in life happen when you least expect it”
One of the good things that happened to me recently was stumbling on this online community called the 7 Cups Of Tea.
1. What is the 7 Cups Of Tea?
The 7 Cups of Tea is an online community that provides emotional service to the end users. This site connects you to well-trained Active Listeners who want to provide compassionate care to the people in need by listening to them.
2. What’s with the name of the site?
The first thing that struck my head was “What kind of name is that?” It indeed sounded way too strange and unique. Well, this is what the website explains about the origin of the name.
7 Cups of Tea is actually the name of a famous Chinese poem. The suggestion is that each cup provides a different level of healing. It’s important that our community feels that 7 Cups of Tea is a place where you can sit down and have several cups of tea with a friend. It isn’t just a one-time meeting.
3. Why did the Founder feel the necessity to create 7 Cups Of Tea?
The founder, Glen, was sitting at his kitchen table talking to his wife about a problem he was having. Her close listening made him feel a lot better, and it occurred to him that he was incredibly lucky.
Not everyone has a friend or family member to talk to at all times, nor do they always feel comfortable doing so if they can. The only other real option is therapy, but that can be expensive and carries an unfortunate stigma, plus it involves scheduling. Glen envisioned 7 Cups of Tea as a third space to fill the gap in between the two current options.
My first experience with 7 Cups of Tea as a Guest/Member was so incredible that I was looking for ways to become a Listener. Soon I trained myself to be an Active Listener and was ready to hit the floor.
Within two days of becoming a Listener i came across multiple people seeking help. I connected with people across all age groups having all sorts of problems.
- Relationship Issues
- Financial Issues
- Professional Issues
- Sexual Harassment
- Teenage Problems
- And what not…
For a girl like me who is naive and has always been so protected & shielded under the wings of parents, listening to these different stories across all severity was a soul-shaking experience.
In a way it feels immensely great to contribute to people’s lives via these simple and affordable means because I know, there is always someone out there who needs a helping hand.
Click Here to know more about the 7 Cups community.
Until then – Keep Inspiring! 🙂
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