Today, in order to counter the sense of dreariness or repetitiveness that can sometimes accompany many of our daily tasks, pay attention to the deeper spiritual purposes of your activities. Your task is most likely an expression of love toward yourself or others. Maybe you are taking steps now that will result in blessings in the future: tilling, planting, and weeding your life. Notice when you are expressing valuable spiritual qualities, such as order, creativity, patience, humility, service, insight, and integrity. In those active spiritual qualities is the vitality, satisfaction, and effectiveness of our work.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.