January 2nd, 2013

“To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them…I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands.  I know that if I hurry in order to eat dessert sooner, the time of washing dishes will be unpleasant and not worth living.  That would be a pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness

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  1. Gladys says:

    Not if you have to do this chore every day  alone.

  2. jeanne says:

    I was listening to a tape from 1997 by Thomas Moore where he says the same thing.  He, like me, doesn’t like noisy dishwashers [he stored bread in his] and enjoys doing dishes for the family  You can have your own thoughts.  Same with ironing, or art work, taking a walk or driving alone on a long trip.  Miss you Ian. 

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