10 Tips for a Mindful Home

Last year, my husband cut this list out of Shambhala Sun magazine and put it on our fridge.  I look at it every day.  I love it so much, that I wanted to post it here! The list was compiled and written by Karen Maezen Miller who has an awesome blog called Cheerio Road.  Check it out if you have a chance.  And now, "10 Tips for a Mindful Home".

This is all worth repeating.

Wake With the Sun
There is no purer light than what we see 
when we open our eyes first thing in the morning.

Mindfulness without meditation is just a word.

Make your Bed
The state of your bed is the state of your head.  
Enfold your day in dignity.

Empty the Hampers
Do the laundry without resentment or commentary 
and have an intimate encounter with the very fabric of life.

Wash Your Bowl
Rinse away self-importance and clean up your own mess.
If you leave it undone, it will get sticky.

Set a Timer
If you're distracted be the weight of what's undone, 
set a kitchen timer and, like a monk in a monastery, 
devote yourself wholeheartedly to the task at hand until the bell rings.

Rake the Leaves
Rake, weed and sweep. You'll never finish for good, 
but you'll learn the point of pointlessness.

Eat When Hungry
Align your inexhaustible desires with the one true appetite.

Let the Darkness Come
Set a curfew on the internet and TV and discover the natural 
balance between daylight and darkness, work and rest.

Sleep When Tired
Nothing more to it.