Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton.

Today is Mindfulness Day 2011. What will you do to celebrate?

I'm gonna clean my house. Scrub my toilet. Fold the laundry. Clean out the fridge. Mindfully, per my man Thich Nhat Hanh:
“To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them. Once you are standing in front of the sink with your sleeves rolled up and your hands in the warm water, it is really quite pleasant. 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. The dishes themselves and that fact that I am here washing them are miracles!”
Amen, buddy. Especially that one with the spinach dip crusted all over it. Miracles, all.

Mindfulness Day: Sept 12th, 2011


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