Pipe smoking is a long-lost art of letting time pass and meditating on the small pleasures in life. But with the need of contrast to our busy, modern lifestyle, more pipe smokers emerge, wanting for the contemplation of the ritual of smoking the pipe.
Where cigarettes and vaping devices make it quick and easy to consume tobacco, pipe smoking demands you take your time.
And taking time is not an easy task. It seems that our constant goal is faster, fitter and more productive. Which in turn makes us lose our ability to appreciate the moment.
When preparing and smoking the pipe, we need to let go of our hurried minds and hands, and instead dive into the craft of being slow.
The art of relaxation
When it comes to pipe smoking, we need to pay attention to all aspects of the process, all the way from choosing the tobacco, preparing and stuffing the pipe and at last lighting the pipe and smoking it. That’s why, when choosing smoking pipes, we need to take special care of choosing the right one for our needs, our sense of aesthetics and the level of pleasure we get from simply holding the pipe I our hands.
Smoking the pipe is an art of relaxation from beginning to end, and the pipe you choose should reflect this. A pipe should be sturdy, handy and beautiful. After all, it is a vessel for exquisite tobacco and pleasure.
Time for contemplation
Often, pipe smoking connotes a time for contemplation, where we let the world be busy around us, while we let time pass and allow ourselves to kick back and do nothing but enjoy the smoking.
To stuff a pipe for an after-dinner smoke in the evening is a ritual, many of us treasure greatly and it is a contribution to wellbeing that we would not be without.
Let yourself be guided to a great smoking experience
If you are new to pipe smoking, you might want to get your hands on a guide that will help you through the process of choosing the right pipe, the right tobacco and the right storage of both your tobacco and your pipe. And you will need to figure out what necessary equipment you should acquire to make stuffing your pipe and smoking it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Here, you will also need to research on proper care for your pipe, as filling it requires a completely cool pipe and a steady hand. This might take some practice, but if you take your time and let the process be as relaxing as the actual smoking, you will soon experience the joy and relaxation of smoking tobacco from a pipe.