I used to dread doing dishes. I would let them pile up for more than a week until I had nothing clean. Even then I would only wash what I needed and then put the dirty dishes back in the pile. Ask any of my old roommates and they’ll answer quickly and vocally how bad I was a dishes.
Now, however, each day I look forward to washing the dishes. We don’t use that many each day, so I wash everything once a day. I do so after lunch before I leave for teaching. While I wash the dishes, I don’t think about anything at all. In other words, I meditate while my hands stay busy with the glasses, plates, cutlery and pots.
- Something you hate doing can become something you love, simply by changing how you look at it.
- Meditation doesn’t have to happen on a matter chanting Buddhist phrases. It can happen anywhere you want it to.