All of the rituals that Buddhists do, the chants and repeated actions, the sitting quietly, the slow movement, are techniques to help us develop the capacity to be fully present in each moment of our lives. They can lead, ideally, to a reverence for all the tasks and difficulties, the suffering, the opportunities for joy of daily life.
To Practice This Thought:
Choose a task that you do daily, like brushing your teeth or setting the table for dinner, and consciously slow down the process, paying attention to each step and to the marvel of being able to act.
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