thich nhat hanh puts life so in perspective for me. Sometimes I do not appreciate the beauty in everyday tasks—okay, most of the time, I do not appreciate the beauty in everyday tasks—but his thoughts in this poem, found in the book “moments of mindfulness” help me to see these tasks as more than necessary evils.
I do agree with him wholeheartedly about the planting a seed thing, and even the cutting the grass thing, but I will need more convincing on the “washing a dish” thing. Here are his words of wisdom for you to consider:
Planting a seed
washing a dish,
and cutting the grass
are as eternal,
as writing a poem.
I do not understand
how a poem can be better
than a peppermint plant.
Can you embrace the beauty of everyday tasks, or do you need a little “mindfulness” convincing? My only argument with…
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