The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
~ Thomas Moore
What do you do everyday that is important to your soul? For me, I don’t really see house chores as “work”. I don’t have someone to clean my house so if I want something done, then I do it myself. Often my husband and I have a shared cleaning music hour where we put on some of our favorite music in a fun genre and clean for just one hour. Whatever gets done, gets done. And the process and the completion feels soul nurturing rather than “obligatory work”.
1. morning journaling with coffee
2.gazing at birds at the feeder
3. yoga bedside upon waking
4. preparing luscious food for my day
5. shared bodywork with my partner
The making of food and sharing it with those who come to my home give me very deep satisfaction.
One of my favorite quotes from Joanna Macy says it all to me: