I just love zenhabits
Let all thoughts about anything other than the doing also fade away. They’ll come up, but gently make note of them, and then let them go. And return to the doing.
If you’re washing a dish, do it slowly, and feel every sensation. If you’re eating a fruit, taste it, feel the textures, be mindful of your hunger or lack of it. If you’re writing something, pour your heart into that writing, become the writing, inhabit the words.
The rest of the world becomes meaningless distraction. It’s just you, and your doing.
And you realize: this is all that matters. In this, there is everything.
There is something profound in that simplicity. Something ultimately heart-rendingly breath-takingly gorgeous.
“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” ~Shunryu Suzuki
“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” ~Zen proverb
“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” ~Zen proverb
Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
and the grass grows by itself.