Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meditation Through Cleaning

                 It is possible to achieve a deeply relaxed state of mind as you complete menial tasks by focusing your entire attention on them even though it may seem as though this is unnecessary with regards to the completion of the task. By taking any routine activity that is normally only a means to an end and completely focusing your brain power on it, it can become an end in itself. Be totally present and involved in the work at hand. Focus on your breathing and the physical sensations involved, and you will find that you are able to achieve a calm, conscious peace of mind that is not normally available to people as they go about their everyday lives. Become aware of a silent but powerful sense of presence. Watch your own own thoughts rather than thinking them. There is one certain criterion by which you can measure your success in this practice: the degree of peace of mind that you experience.

        One kind of activity that is ideally suited for this form of meditation through working is cleaning. As you clean, you are also cleaning your mind as long as you can remain focused on the task at hand and do not allow your thoughts to wander. You can create a lengthy break in the rush of thoughts through your consciousness and when you do so you will experience a deeply relaxed state of peace. Keep your attention focused on the hoover, or the cloth, or the window cleaner spray. Become the inanimate object and you will begin to see that you are not nearly as differentiated from the rest of the world as you might like to believe.
        This is why moving out cleaners in fact have such an ideal job, as long as they have learnt to halt the bubbling bustle of constant thought processes in their consciousness. And if you practice this meditation through, for example, carpet cleaning London is an ideal location to do so because there is so much to be cleaned and the fact that there are nine million people living in the close vicinity means that if you can achieve states of such bliss here, then you will be able to do so anywhere.


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