Thursday, January 12, 2012

Zen Master Cleaner

I watched a movie the other night with A and our friend C. It was our first night in the new house. C had helped us move and we decided a movie break was in order. Leave it to A to find the perfect movie.

I'm not here to give away the entire movie. You will have to watch for yourself! But one of the messages in the movie has stayed with me this week as I get settled into this new environment. 

We must find mindfulness in everything that we do. In every moment, something is happening even if at first glance it doesn't seem like much is going on. We have to really listen and really be mindful of our surroundings. If we can be mindful and peaceful doing the most mundane of tasks, then we are truly living in the moment. 

Today my friend B was joking with me and called me a zen master. Now while this is far from true, it reminded me of the movie. At the time I was cleaning the baseboards, windows and blinds of my new living room. Dust was flying, I was sneezing and not really enjoying myself too much. But with the movie in mind and what B had said to me I decided to change my attitude. If I'm going to be dusting, I might as well be doing nothing else but dusting. I relaxed my muscles and told myself it doesn't matter how long it takes, I must dust moment. And surprisingly enough I really did begin to feel more peaceful. It was satisfying (and not in the manic way it can be when I'm channeling Monica I do have those days...) but in a calming way that told me, you are right where you need to be right now. Just enjoy it. Just be. 

So today, I dub myself Zen Master Cleaner. Where can you add a little more peace into your life? 

BPositive and BPeaceful! 


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