Dishes, Laundry and Leaves

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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

4 thoughts on “Dishes, Laundry and Leaves

  1. I love your statement “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”.
    Powerful Truth, great clarity!
    Like Devaki, I miss your Sedona Satsangs as well AND your presence! ❤️Brenda

  2. Autumn is beautiful and with the winds comes a down-fall of redwood needles which were so abundant they seem to have jammed the street sweeper that keeps our park pristine and beautiful. I walk my dog in the mornings and early evenings, so have been enjoying the changing season.

    I love your message and marvel at how you touched upon a recognizable truth using 3 things with which we can all relate. I miss our weekly Satsang times where each talk held a pearl of wisdom to savor throughout the week.

    Please know that I hold you in my heart and cherish our time together. Thank you for continuing to share your wisdom.

    Love & Blessings,
    Devaki

    • I miss you also. Maybe we can see each other in the spring in Idyllwild.
      Yes, indeed, it is in everyday things where we find our lessons. Love You!

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