Updated: Dec 13, 2020
"If I am incapable of washing dishes joyfully, if I want to finish them quickly so I can go and have dessert or a cup of tea, I will be equally incapable of enjoying my dessert or my tea when I finally have them."
—Thich Nhat Hanh, At Home in the World
We can find joy in mundane things when we fully embrace the present moment. We won't find joy in even the most wonderful things if our mind is wandering elsewhere. Presence is like a muscle that we can train, and training this muscle is become ever more important in our distraction-filled world.