Whether I notice or not, I continue to benefit from the efforts and accomplishments of those whose bodies have long since disappeared. Their services remain and should be received and appreciated as granted.


Throughout the day notice the objects that support you in your daily life: a toilet, a coffeemaker, a can opener, etc. Before going to bed make a list of these objects. Reflect on the efforts it took to invent, design, manufacture, package, and ship these objects so they might make your life a bit easier or more enjoyable.

Gregg Krech in Naikan