Real Happiness Week Two: Day Fourteen: Washing Dishes Meditation

Today’s practice isn’t so much about washing dishes but about how we can be present in the moment. I’m sure you have heard the phrase “Stop and smell the roses.” Too often we work on automatic pilot and don’t even realize what we are doing. Have you ever been driving and forgot where you were going or took a wrong turn to a place you frequently go? Where was your mind?

I’m not immune to this either, there are still times I carry on mindlessly and forget what I was doing because of either distracting thoughts or conversation in my mind. But when I do stop, take a breath, tune into my body and my breath, I arrive in the right here, right now moment.

See if you can be fully present in your activities today.



Recommended reading for Week Two of the Challenge is pages 81 – 90 and pages 105 – 108 in the second edition of the book, “Real Happiness”.




Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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