“Washing Dishes” by Thích Nhất Hanh

Washing Dishes

“If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not ‘washing the dishes to wash the dishes.’ What’s more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink.”


Thích Nhất Hanh, 1926-2022

The Miracle of Mindfulness (Beacon Press)
© 1999 by Thích Nhất Hanh

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