Sunday, January 30, 2011


My washing machine Buddha

Several years ago, Oprah had about show on happy moms. One of the moms said that she strives to find the sacred in the ordinary. She wasn't angry about another stupid pile of dirty laundry she was grateful for the opportunity to provide her children with clean clothing. That mom put a Buddha on her washing machine to help her remember to think in this positive manner.

In the book The Flow, Mihaly Csikczentmihalyi says that, "how we feel about ourselves, the joy we get from living, ultimately depends directly on how the mind filters and interprets everyday experiences."

My perception IS my reality

"People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can some to being happy."

I leave you now, NOT to struggle AGAIN with what to have for dinner, but to welcome the opportunity to nourish, provide energy, and creatively craft a sacred meal! 

1 comment:

  1. i love your washing machine buddha! thank you for the great reminder about perceptions!