During the Season of Retreat when all the monks returned to the monastery, two novices had to do all the cooking and wash the dishes for sometimes well over one hundred monks. There was no soap. Itelf. I told all, I was in a new business. Thank you very much! [ ] more mindfully: With examples like eating a tangerine, seeing the sun and the rain in a piece of paper Reading this article is reminding me about the value and joy of living in the moment Be with my husband.
While drinking the cup of tea, we will only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands. My faith this year has been expotentially increased and that is an amazing accomplishment for me! I just didn t give you the web site. Thank, you, thank you, THANK YOU! Without the aid of machines. Thanks for sharing.
Amsterdam, the NetherlandsNice Article!! Wash the dishes. Thirty years ago, when I was still a novice at Tu Hieu Pagoda, washing the dishes was hardly a pleasant task. Upstate, NYMY HOPES AND DREAMS FOR 7565. With a very necessary surgery to protect my vision coming up in three weeks, (with a very long recovery without reading, driving, etc. ) I had gotten caught up in the list! It is easier to enjoy washing the dishes now. He so beautifully explains mindfulness 7567 Mr. Positive!. What s more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink. . Have a beautiful day!!
Freda of Vancouver, Canada. Today and allways I am thankfull that I served my country, held my civilian job for 75 yrs., have been married for 85 yrs, having 7 teriffic step daughters, 9 grand children, 8 great grandchildren, and 6 one on the way, am retired and have a home business in indoor fresh. air.
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Emil Pa., U. S. AThis is my message. That was written by brother Lorens. it taught me to see and feel in different ways and use those tasks/chores as a meditation as it were
I promise you. a whole new life came to me! Because when you are changing Cleaning such a high stack of bowls was a chore, especially during the winter when the water was freezing cold. I am thankfull for having this business, because, I can help so many people. Which I first read about 65 years ago, and gifted it to many people over the years. Designed by Be with my kids. If we can t wash the dishes, the chances are we won t be able to drink our tea either.
To do so requires single-tasking in a world [ ]Sign up to our newsletter! To load a machine is an act of training but to use your hands is to exercise the brain thats in control. To do by hand allows you to be your complete self as you concentrate on the chore FAMILY AND FRIENDSI highly recommend Thich Naht Hanh s book, Peace is Every Step Shower. Living in the moment We had only ashes, rice husks, and coconut husks, and that was all. A few years ago I was living in my car and my husband and I found we had a choice to make. We could moan and complain or thank God we still had the ability to look for Him in every step we took. Thank you for reminding me of this! Walk the dog. ARE TO BE FREE OF CANCER FOREVER IF GOD WANTS IT THAT WAY. i just finished washing the dishes and sit with my cup of tea and read this article, what a coincidence! Thank you for helping me to remember my center is my focus. May you be blessed for all you are doing to improve the world through your blog/mailing list. I can surely appreciate this article as I have had to do many chores I can see a machine for washing clothes, although I wash my own things out by hand, but a dishwashing machine is going just a little too far! If while washing the dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not washing the dishes to wash the dishes. Prepare meals. One way. it will be an enormous domino-effect!
For 6 years ago my life changed even more: I had to use a wheelchair instead of my rollator I had for 67 years. A big change. suddenly all kind of people decided over my head how my life would be. what I could do or couldn t without anny discussion!
I knwe one thing for sure: I still good do my own dishes! I had to fight to get the handicap-changes in my flat but I won! And now I can enjoy sitting there. meditating over my dishes and still washed by me! It is a tiny little thing perhaps. but when everybody else think you have lost all your marbles just because your legs don t work, is every little thing you still CAN do by your self the jackpot in the lottery!
It s priceless to gain a little respect and my own selfrespect was at the same time growing as well!
One day I can t do my dishes anymore and other things I still can. but when that day comes we ll see how to work it out without loosing any selfrespect!
Thank you I got the chance to tell my story! With love from Sascha Krüger, KArlstad, Sweden, EuropeI AM THANKFUL FOR LIVING IN AMERICA. U. S. A. I am Thankful for my God, with him I have everything I need in life!! As with a lot of your stories I have experienced great loss in many areaa of my life. and I guess that s all intertwined. I realize how blessed I am! Even if just for a moment! With the commercials to buy yellow cap Tide so those who circumstances do not allow them to have clean clothes(dishes) I now take time to pray as I wash my dishes. Anyone can wash them in a hurry, then sit down and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards. Drive. Live healther.
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