Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment; chop wood carry water.
I love this. It calls to me as a way of being in the tasks of my everyday.
Last February, for 3 weeks, I lived in beautiful cabin where I did quite literally chop wood and carry water.
Today, I am home where I am called to loving clean my house, gratefully pay our bills and with ease push a button to wash my clothes.
Today I will bring reverence to these tasks; a mindfullness of moment and a grateful heart for heat, electronic money, running water & the ability to wash clothes with a touch of a button.
John O'Donohue reminds us that reverence means we remain always secretly ready to receive the words that could illuminate our destiny.
I am off to 'chop wood & carry water'
Have an illuminating day
|My wood pile and buckets of water|