Wash Your Own Rice

Do no just leave washing the rice or preparing the vegetables to others but use your own hands, your own eyes, your own sincerity. Do not fragment your attention but see what each moment calls for. – Either Dogen

If we look for them, there are many opportunities to practice mindfulness. We just have to look for them.

I have recently gone through a life transition. For the last 11 years I have been a night shift employee. I am now switching to days.

This has allowed me to reform my habits. Beginning the morning with meditation, for example.

Another habit I am developing is doing the dishes with my wife. It allows us the opportunity to practice mindfulness together.

To repurpose an old saying, a family that meditates together stays together. Special bonds are formed in the silence.

Find your own moments of mindful activity. And then “do not fragment your attention.”

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.