The water inside the home: An unusual connection
You don't always understand right away why you do what you do, then the answer comes.
There was a time when I meditated every morning for about ten minutes before starting the day, then it became every two days, and so on until the habit disappeared. Or so I thought. I realized that I had not left meditation aside, but had modified it and implemented it in other activities of my day-to-day. And no, it's not writing or reading, but bathing and washing the dishes.
I still don't understand why washing up for some people is so chaotic in the sense that it falls under the things they hate the most in the world. For me, it's a moment of reflection between the dishes and me, so all my focus is on it until I'm done and back in the real world. The same thing happens to me when I'm taking a bath and the only common denominator is water. Oh, and that something is dirty.
Sometime after I was doing it, I understood why I consider it my meditation time and it is because I do not have such direct access to my cell phone. The rest of the time, the cell phone is part of me, it's there with me wherever I go. Sometimes unconsciously; I could say that it is a habit to which we are immersed in this digital age. For better or worse, it's always there, except when I'm dealing with water.
For this reason, many times even though I cook, I also wash without any problem. Although I’m a faithful believer of the unwritten rule that stipulates: "Who cooks, does not wash the dishes". Every home should have that rule written on a sign in their kitchen, just saying. For me, just like taking a bath, it is a moment where I ask myself questions, answers arise, I touch base with my feelings and I am internally grateful for things that are and are not happening.
For example, one as close as last night, I remembered while taking a shower at 11:17 p.m. that it was going to be tomorrow (I mean, today) and I hadn't written the newsletter yet. I don't know what happened this week that, for me, flew by and no matter how much I was thinking “I have to write”, I almost forgot, it will be 7 a.m. and you will not receive this newsletter. It was at that moment, that I knew what I was going to write about. I must admit I started but got sleepy, caught a little nap until 3:09 am. and now I'm finishing it at 3:36 am.
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