- posted: December 08 @ 6:43pm
the yoga of washing the dishes to wash the dishes.
Pictured: Thich Nhat Hanh's Miracle of Mindfulness.
I read this book in college. it's one of a very few books that I've read, and it had a dramatic effect on how I choose to perceive the relationship between me and the world. Those of you that wonder where i learned yoga, start with this book. In fact, start with this paragraph:
"While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing dishes one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes. At first glance, that might seem a little silly: why put so much stress on a simple thing? But that's precisely the point. The fact that I am standing there and washing [this plate and growing a beard] is a wonderous reality.I'm being competely myself, following my breath, conscious of my pressence, and conscious of my thoughts and actions."