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The things we use daily serve our needs, and we in turn must take care of them. When such care is not haphazard, not just getting through chores, but becomes a way to pay attention, we may find we live with things that grow to be luminous for us. From daily use they become full of association, memory, and presence.

In our throwaway culture to pray with a few every-day things might be revolutionary. It could lead us to taking more care not only of what we have, but also of that which is all around us...

...M E D I T A T I O N

When we use things in a throwaway manner,
we, too, are somehow thrown away.
We invite disregard.

For convenience and speed we let go of
living moments that are our precious life...

Taken from Simple ways by Gunilla Norris
Publisher: SPCK - view more
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