When preparing vegetables or soup, don't worry — just prepare them with sincerity. Most of all, try to avoid getting upset or complaining about the quantity or quality of the food. Practice in such a way that things come and abide in your mind, and your mind returns and abides in things, all through the day and night.

Eihei Dogen, Essential Zen by Kazuaki Tanahanshi, editor, Tensho David Schneider, editor