It is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelet in the pan for the love of God.
— Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, Catholic saint
New Age Wisdom
When you take a dirty floor, scrub it and make it spotlessly clean, and then polish it until it shines, it radiates back to you the love which you poured into it. The divinity of that floor has been drawn forth.
— Eileen Caddy quoted in Keys to the Open Gate
One of the key teachings of Judaism is that one can experience closeness to God in anything one does. The Talmud bases this teaching on the verse “In all your ways know him” (Prov.3:6) No matter what one does, he can dedicate it to God and makes it an act of worship. Even the most mundane act can serve as a link to the Divine.
— Aryeh Kaplan in Jewish Meditation
For us, booting up might correspond to the Celtic woman kindling the embers of the fire or stirring the oatmeal to start the day. Pausing to reflect on the computer's potential, being grateful for its powers, using its capabilities to serve others — can these actions not be filled with grace?
— Kathy Coffey in Immersed in the Sacred
Homes and public places are full of small altars to various gods. Kitchens are host to the divinity that nourishes through food, sleeping rooms to that which pervades in sleep.
— Priya Hemenway in Hindu Gods
The humdrum tasks, the endless repetitions of the daily round, are often much more difficult to recognize as occasions for this kind of vivid living in the moment than are the more dramatic events of our lives. We hurry through the so-called boring things in order to attend to that which we deem more important and interesting. Perhaps the final freedom will be a recognition that everything in every moment is “essential” and that nothing at all is “important.”
— Helen M. Luke in The Way of Women
Each of us possesses an exquisite, extraordinary gift: the opportunity to give expression to Divinity on earth though out everyday lives. When we choose to honor this priceless gift, we participate in the re-creation of the world.
— Charlotte Moss quoted in Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach