Awake and Tender
As I reach over to turn off my printer, it occurs to me that even this small gesture can be either mindlessly habitual or mindfully awake. When I remember this, I suddenly feel appreciation for this amazing electronic servant that is a team member in my work. Next wake up call comes from wringing out the dishcloth, feeling the warm, wet fabric in my hands, wiping the kitchen counter-tops, everything is an ongoing conversation with our moment-to-moment life. What else is there, besides this precious moment? I’m discovering how far gentle communication can reach into our lives, reconnecting us even when no other person is there.