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While You Work: Laundry
Teri Harman
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While You Work: Laundry
While You Work: Laundry
Teri Harman • 14:39

Life is full of routine duties that can make us feel disconnected and overwhelmed. Consider folding clothes as an example. Even while it could appear like a tiresome and monotonous task, if done mindfully, it can truly be a transformational experience.

The task of folding clothes offers a chance to practice mindfulness, which is being totally present at the moment without passing judgment. Bring your awareness to the actions and feelings as you gently pick up and fold each item. Take note of the way the fabric feels against your touch, how crisply cleaned clothing feels, and the rhythmic action of folding. You may anchor your consciousness in the present and let problems and distractions pass by engrossing yourself in the work.

Developing gratitude is another method to bring spirituality into the act of folding clothes. Consider the function each article of clothing serves in your life as you fold it. Think about the memories attached to it, the comfort and safety it offers, or the fact that you have clean clothing to wear. No matter how minor they may appear, be grateful for these benefits. By cultivating gratitude, you may turn your attention away from folding's monotony and onto life's abundance and connectivity.

Never discount the possibility of peace and spirituality in even the most basic tasks. Even while folding laundry is commonly thought of as a monotonous task, it may really bring about a surprising sense of calm and awareness. If you approach this activity with attention and gratitude, you may be able to turn it into a moment of peace. Therefore, the next time you find yourself folding laundry, remember that this seemingly simple activity is an opportunity to discover serenity, stay in the present, and feed your spirit.


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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 fold the laundry, and feel close to the divine. Sit comfortably, or if you prefer to stand, feel free. Be sure your clean laundry is within reach. Before you begin to fold, relax your arms and face, and take three deep slow breaths. Find your breath and enjoy your inhale and exhale, three times. Keep your focus with your breath, and pick up the first item. Begin to fold. Take your time, there's no rush. Breathe and fold. Working to keep your attention on what's happening right now. Keep your focus with your breath, and the movement of folding your laundry. When your mind gets busy with other thoughts, and it will, that's okay. Simply come back to your breath. Now notice the feel of the fabrics in your hands. Notice the scent of your laundry soap. Are things still warm from the dryer, or cool to the touch? Notice the weight of each item, and the movements it takes to fold. The lift and drop of your arms. The way your hands hold and release. Your body is right here, folding the laundry. Your mind is right here, folding the laundry. Your spirit is right here, folding the laundry. Be right here, folding the laundry. Each one of these items helps you with your everyday life. Each is a part of you, which makes each one divine and sacred. Your body, your breath, and even the laundry, are sacred and divine. Be grateful for each item of laundry, and how it's connected to your life. Extending your gratitude beyond the laundry, for the next 10 items, think of one thing you are grateful for in your life. One piece of laundry, one thing to be grateful for. You can say each thing out loud, or just in your mind. Do this with the next 10 items. Our lives are busy, we move very fast, which can be a joyous thing when it's balanced with purposeful pauses. When we take a moment to stop, slow down, and enjoy the moment, that is a spiritual experience, such as a moment to breathe, and be grateful while you fold the laundry. Thank you for spending this spiritual moment with Skylight. Enjoy your day.

Watching Now
While You Work: Laundry
While You Work: Laundry
Teri Harman • 14:39

Life is full of routine duties that can make us feel disconnected and overwhelmed. Consider folding clothes as an example. Even while it could appear like a tiresome and monotonous task, if done mindfully, it can truly be a transformational experience.

The task of folding clothes offers a chance to practice mindfulness, which is being totally present at the moment without passing judgment. Bring your awareness to the actions and feelings as you gently pick up and fold each item. Take note of the way the fabric feels against your touch, how crisply cleaned clothing feels, and the rhythmic action of folding. You may anchor your consciousness in the present and let problems and distractions pass by engrossing yourself in the work.

Developing gratitude is another method to bring spirituality into the act of folding clothes. Consider the function each article of clothing serves in your life as you fold it. Think about the memories attached to it, the comfort and safety it offers, or the fact that you have clean clothing to wear. No matter how minor they may appear, be grateful for these benefits. By cultivating gratitude, you may turn your attention away from folding's monotony and onto life's abundance and connectivity.

Never discount the possibility of peace and spirituality in even the most basic tasks. Even while folding laundry is commonly thought of as a monotonous task, it may really bring about a surprising sense of calm and awareness. If you approach this activity with attention and gratitude, you may be able to turn it into a moment of peace. Therefore, the next time you find yourself folding laundry, remember that this seemingly simple activity is an opportunity to discover serenity, stay in the present, and feed your spirit.


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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 fold the laundry, and feel close to the divine. Sit comfortably, or if you prefer to stand, feel free. Be sure your clean laundry is within reach. Before you begin to fold, relax your arms and face, and take three deep slow breaths. Find your breath and enjoy your inhale and exhale, three times. Keep your focus with your breath, and pick up the first item. Begin to fold. Take your time, there's no rush. Breathe and fold. Working to keep your attention on what's happening right now. Keep your focus with your breath, and the movement of folding your laundry. When your mind gets busy with other thoughts, and it will, that's okay. Simply come back to your breath. Now notice the feel of the fabrics in your hands. Notice the scent of your laundry soap. Are things still warm from the dryer, or cool to the touch? Notice the weight of each item, and the movements it takes to fold. The lift and drop of your arms. The way your hands hold and release. Your body is right here, folding the laundry. Your mind is right here, folding the laundry. Your spirit is right here, folding the laundry. Be right here, folding the laundry. Each one of these items helps you with your everyday life. Each is a part of you, which makes each one divine and sacred. Your body, your breath, and even the laundry, are sacred and divine. Be grateful for each item of laundry, and how it's connected to your life. Extending your gratitude beyond the laundry, for the next 10 items, think of one thing you are grateful for in your life. One piece of laundry, one thing to be grateful for. You can say each thing out loud, or just in your mind. Do this with the next 10 items. Our lives are busy, we move very fast, which can be a joyous thing when it's balanced with purposeful pauses. When we take a moment to stop, slow down, and enjoy the moment, that is a spiritual experience, such as a moment to breathe, and be grateful while you fold the laundry. Thank you for spending this spiritual moment with Skylight. Enjoy your day.


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