Where were you when you realized that there was something more than your mundane existence? Were you at a place in your life where you were frustrated, annoyed or angry? Or were you inspired, gratified or happy? More than likely it was the former negative feelings that ‘caused’ your realization because the tasks you were performing were either tedious or monotonous and you were reacting to them as being mundane.
The truth is that tasks like cleaning, cooking and yard work imbue your spirit with a gestalt of life that affords you the awareness of just how life works. Many timesyou will be inspired by things in life while working in the house, kitchen or yard.
Participating in the maintenance of your surroundings is sharing Divine love for where you live, eat and sleep. Sharing Divine love in your environment many times releases inspiration, gratification and happiness. Your feelings of accomplishment satisfy the ego AND the spirit. The trick is to be thankful from your ego for the joy received in your spirit. This way it isn’t about what the work you ‘did’, but the participation in sharing Divine love in your environment.
Find joy in the mundane tasks of life and you WILL be inspired in other areas of your life. Instead of reacting negatively to what you perceive as mundane, proact positively by anticipating the inspiration you
Stop and smell the flowers; smell the freshly cut grass; feel the joy of the vegetables in your garden as they drink in the water from your watering. Smell the ‘clean’ in your kitchen and the food cooking on the stove. Look for the things that make you feel like you have accomplished something and the joy you feel will leak into other areas of your life blessing you with peace.
There is honor and joy in what appears to be mundane tasks. At the end of the task you have something to show for it. You have the feeling of Divine love because you cared enough for yourself to complete the task. You have the feeling of joy that it is over. You have the feeling of understanding that you did what you had to do. You have the feeling of peace that you can now rest.
Smile in delight that you are a part of your environment and that you are blessed with the joy of living. Be grateful for your experiences and you will be inspired! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)