Dishes, laundry, and leaves have a lot in common. They are cycles, reoccurring like life experiences. Hopefully each time a variation of the same cycle reappears it is met with greater wisdom. Greater wisdom would reveal itself as a higher octave of the familiar, less reaction, eventually moving into embracing what is with surrender and wiser responses.
Complaining about the dishes, laundry and leaves won’t make them go away. Delaying addressing them causes build up, making what could be a smaller task into a huge one. A conversation in burden.
The leaves are creeping over the lawn. I am tempted to leave them until there is a lot more. I watch our trees overhead that are in full green foliage and wonder where the leaves are coming from. I realize they blow into our yard from the neighborhood. I know ours will reciprocate; a back and forth sharing.
I fill a bag of leaves knowing the clean space I created will quickly disappear. On to the next bag ~the next experience.
As I observe Nature’s cycles I observe my life. Each cycle brings a new experience echoing the former. The dishes, laundry, and leaves are pretty much the same; my experience of them is different. I am different each time. A better version, a cleaner, clearer response.
May We All Walk in Beauty