Monday, March 10, 2008
Sacred Life Day 6
I have never been a fan of the 'maintenance' bits of living on my own....especially when it comes to the cleaning up after myself chores. I would constantly complain about spending a better part of the weekend slogging around and Gman had designated Sundays as 'house cleaning'' afternoons with a passion-- this sob story continued until my mom exasperated by my constant grouching on a visit here decided to teach me about the beauty of disciplining one's life. Shortly afterwards Madhu Kishwar, a visitor to our centre at the uni, told us about a project she was running in Delhi and how it involved respect for the "not so pretty" chores et jobs...so for a project involving street vendors she initiated a JHADU POOJA, to view the profane with respect...well Im not reaching out for the tasbeeh any time soon but the two women together have taught me to introduce a daily ritual in my life of treating my house with respect and it has paid back considerably. Every morning for fifteen minutes I clean up the courtyard and use the time to breathe in the fresh air and reflect on the day ahead...it sure beats mindless breakfast TV!