“No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contemplative, even meditative act.”

Haruki Murakami, Japanese bestselling writer

Image from Unsplash by Pille R. Priske

Taking a daily walk and meditating each morning are habits I’ve had for many years.

These activities begin most days stress free and mindfully aware.

When the rest of my day gets going and things heat up, I can sometimes lose my balance and my cool.

To regain my centeredness, I often find the mundane chores of cooking and cleaning help restore my well-being.

The act of chopping vegetables for a stir fry and simply tidying up does wonders to restore a bit more Zen in my days.


What are some of the mundane actions you take throughout your days to restore and renew yourself?

Feel free to reply to this post if your care to share what works well for you.

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  1. I walk every day. Most days, 10000 steps, or more. It is my time to pray and work things out if I am struggling with issues. The pace often depends on the magnitude of the issue. I also love to cook and now I have introduced yoga into my daily routine. I often find myself regretting that I did not do these things earlier in my retirement (only since July 10 of this year), but I can only say that all I have is the present; the past informs but does not control!!
    Have a great day Barry!

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