You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John Maxwell
There is a Zen philosophy that says, “The way a person does one thing, is the way they do everything.” When I am aware of how I do the simple tasks in daily life, it gives me great insight into the life I am creating and why it is working for me or against me.
In this day and age our attention is constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions, and so it is often difficult to focus on the task at hand.
Taking time to be still and becoming aware of my thoughts and my attitude when I do everyday tasks is important, for eg: Am I rushing through these tasks? Am I resentful when I do them? Am I present and focused while doing them? Am I avoiding them or believe I don’t have to do them? This opens the door to a deeper understanding of my inner world and how that is reflecting in my outer world.
When I am fully present each day in everything I do, I learn to develop a clear and focused mind and begin to create an abundant life.
Wood is chopped. Water is carried. Life happens.
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Thank you for this Karen.
Many blessings Thankyou Nico 🙏🏻
Very well said. The outer reflects the inner. Thank you for this important reminder. 💕
It was for me too Carrie. Thankyou 💕
A vital reminder for me today, Karen. Thanks. xo
For us everyday Jennifer! Thankyou 💚
Thank you for this wisdom Karen. 💕
Thankyou Val. I hope all is good in your world. 💕💚
Thanks Karen. We are having a late snow fall this morning! All is well. 💛
Keep warm Val, we are having an endless summer! 🌞🏊 so we need to swap 💚
Much wisdom here, Karen ❤ I have lately been reminded that life happens 🙂
Thanks Helen 🙏🏻💕
Very Good, Karen.
When all good things we do are offered up to God, then those things – no matter how simple or mundane they may seem – take on great importance.
I agree Alan. We often focus on the big issues in life, when really it’s all in the small details and the mundane. Thankyou 🙏🏻
I am getting better at this now. Such a relief not to feel rushed when there is not need to rush.
It’s true Julie, I feel much calmer everyday taking this approach and always have more time! Thanks you 💚
It makes a lot of sense – good wisdom to ponder! ❤
Great. Thanks Eliza 💕
Perfect reminder of paying attention to our thoughts and actions – it’s the reflection that tells it all.
I agree Mary! Thankyou 💕
Great pic. Great close. Loved it all.
Thankyou Dave 😄
thank you for helping
me lift this bucket, Karen 🙂
My pleasure David 🙏🏻🌿🍀
Oh, I love this post! Every word. I need that reminder a lot. I have so many ideas going in my head all the time, which is really fun. But I need more focus, and presence in the moment doing tasks. It really does open a whole other inner world. If I feel resentment doing certain tasks, I need to go back to breath, and be with that task in a different way. Not just resentment, but just not being present. Anyway….thanks.
It’s true Mary, it’s never in our big projects that we find who we are. It’s in the chopping of our wood and carrying that heavy water, we find a space that reveals us. Write your ideas down and explore their potential, it might help that beautiful creative mind rest. Thankyou as always for your comments. 💕💚
Oh, I like this one:). I often tell my son, when he is facing a day he is less than excited about: “It’s a chop wood/carry water kind of day.” And we try to find the joy in the process.
Yes that’s it. Finding what joy you can through the simple tasks each day. Happy chopping Kristine. 💚
Karen I am just arriving at the realisation of this, change is a good thing and creating new habits can move us toward our goals. Being in the moment I can assess where I’m at and I am quick to realise when something is stressing me out these days and I become still and think it through. So glad I read this today. You always deliver exactly what I need or something to ponder on. Thank you.
I agree with you Kath. My daily stillness helps me focus on what is important and less on stress! I’m glad you are here. Have a great day 💛😀