Cleaning is something that is loved or hated. After all, cleaning is hardly a party, right? Yet, it still needs to be done, so perhaps a shift in perspective can help to make cleaning holistic and meaningful.
Being unconscious to what is going on around is I feel a recipe for a life not lived. By not being present in every moment, I feel we miss out. Life has the capacity to become enriched through being more present in the here and now.
I know cleaning isn’t the same as taking a stroll along a nice sunny beach, but with the right attitude, cleaning can become more enjoyable by turning it into an active meditation. Cleaning always needs to be done so why not combine meditation and cleaning together? Winner!
Things you will need:
Gloves and eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products (that you know you aren’t allergic, too, etc.)
To be left alone in peace while you do this
5-10 minutes of your time
Method: For this example let us pretend you are cleaning the bathroom.
Make sure the room is well-ventilated as you remove all the shampoos, shower gels, soaps, etc. from the bath.
With awareness start to clean the bath with gratitude. So many in the world don’t have the luxury of an indoor bathroom. With each stroke of your hand try to feel a sense of gratitude and thanks to the bath. Don’t rush but enjoy.
After you have finished scrubbing, let the shower wash away any grime. Feel the healing quality of the water as it rinses away.
Now polish the bath into its best possible expression of itself. Let taps gleam and say thanks before you move to cleaning the next object. After you have finished cleaning the whole room and mopped the floor say thanks to the bathroom for its service to you and everyone who uses it.
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