To find yourself at the kitchen sink can be a transformational experience.
For centuries women and men have been sold the idea that to undergo enlightenment, to really find life’s true meaning, a journey to the Himalayas was the least one could do. Even then daily meditation for a few years was a prerequisite for discovering what the Buddha or the Christ experienced in terms of ‘Peace of Mind, Nirvana or psychological transformation’.This left most human beings concluding that unless hours of meditation could be woven into the fabric of each day then Joe Bloggs was very unlikely to join the ranks of the enlightened.
In our own day, we hear of people like Byron Katie who broke the bonds of depression whilst simply lying on the floor of her bedroom. Eckhart Tolle lay in his bed during a depressive episode and surrendered to his true self, experiencing freedom from a lifetime of anxiety and depression. Sydney Banks ‘heard something’ powerful during a very ordinary conversation and was so deeply touched by the underlying message that he discovered the secret to the power of thought.
Each of these people have become world leaders in the field of personal transformation. They have travelled the world, helping individuals and groups of human beings to find happiness in the now, rather than live a life of struggle, forever looking into the future for happiness whilst discarding the beauty of the present moment and the perfection of the inner self.
Today I, like many people across the world, find myself at the kitchen sink and whilst connecting with a very mundane task, notice how wonderful it is to be alive. In stepping into the now, I drop out of busy thinking about past and future and fall graciously into the wonder of the present moment. I am peaceful, happy and contented. There is nothing missing, nothing I am wanting. Just satisfied with this present moment which is all we ever have. When tomorrow comes, that will be now too.