How to Wash Dishes
What if I told you there was a SECRET to making the mundane household chores, a great contributor to to your peace at home?
There are many cases in our daily life that reflects broadly on how we handle our life in general, our values and worldviews. How we approach things like – washing the dishes – can inform us a ton on how we approach our life.
How do you wash dishes?
It doesn’t take any creativity to think of washing dishes as WORK, as a chore, a waste of time, and something that happens to us (oh no, look at this pile of dishes I have to do).
But today, I want to explore a bit on how we can approach washing dishes differently. We could think of it as…
an opportunity to stop and think.
how grateful we are to have these dishes.
a time to think of the legacy behind how dishes are made today.
a time to appreciate the design, quality and form of the dishes we own.
the plethora of choices we had when choosing our dishes and that we could afford them.
and how many people today don’t have any dishes.
think about the clean running water that comes to us without a second thought.
think about the technological and scientific advancements to makes our organic soap or programmable dishwasher possible.
we could enjoy the sensory experience, the visual experience
be in awe that our hands work!
how grateful we are we are able to look after the sanctuary of our home.
a time to enjoy with our child by side with music playing and a bit of splashing.
My question for you today is, how do you wash the dishes?
My point is, only this:
Everything we do, we CAN experienced on the sensory, spiritual, emotional level that brings us great joy, gratitude, or at the very least – presence.
We can’t suffer from washing the dishes unless we give our consent!
This is the same for raising your children.
You can think about how difficult it is, or how hard you have it.
You can think of how challenging they are, or imperfect it is, or of all the stresses you have in your life.
OR – just for a moment – you can shift it around and discover a completely new narrative waiting to be explored and thought by you.
There is no wrong in thinking of the hardships.
There is no wrong in thinking these things are a chore or a burden.
It’s not wrong, but it does lead to greater suffering. And I know which narrative I would prefer.