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While You Work: Washing Dishes
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While You Work: Washing Dishes

Practice spirituality while washing the dishes.

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Hi, I'm Teri. I'm so glad you're here. Let's get started. It's possible to connect to the divine and find peace every day. Simple daily tasks offer the perfect time to create spiritual practices through finding quiet space in the mind and focusing on gratitude. Let's do the dishes and turn it into a spiritual practice. As you start doing the dishes bring your attention to your breath. Keeping your jaw relaxed and lips gently closed, slowly inhale and exhale. Begin a conscious rhythm with your breathing, inhale and exhale. As you focus on your breath, allow your mind to stay right here, right now with the action of doing the dishes. Your thoughts will wander and that's okay. When they do come back to your breath, come back to now. Continue to breathe on purpose. As you shift your focus fully to the task at hand. Watch the water flow out of the faucet as you rinse a dish. Purposefully place a dish in the dishwasher, breathe in the scent of the soap you might be using or the lingering scent of a meal. Breathe and take your time. Now notice the weight of each dish, the shape. Notice the purpose of each dish. Each one is involved in nourishing your body. Each one helps you in some way. Take a moment to be grateful for each dish and its role in your day to day activities. Keep your mind here with the action of doing the dishes. Notice the movement of your arms the bend of your back, the rotation of your torso. Take a moment to be grateful for your body and all that it can do. The level of joy you experience depends on what you pay attention to. Finding joy is a choice. There is joy here in doing the dishes. There is God and divinity here because the ordinary moments compose our lives. Take a moment to express your gratitude to God. Thank you for spending this spiritual moment with Skylight. Enjoy your day.

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