January 5th - January 10th Meditation Sessions
45 Minutes including 20 Minute Sit

Tuesday 1/5 @ 5:45 PM via Zoom
Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159 Password: hippo

Wednesday 1/6 @ 9 AM at SOUTH LB Beach by Shelter*

Thursday 1/7 @ 8:30-9:45 PM via Zoom
Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159 Password: hippo

Friday 1/8 @ 9 AM via Zoom
Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159 Password: hippo

Sunday 12/27 @ 9 AM at SOUTH LB Beach by Shelter*

*Walk with boots to end of LB Beach Road, follow along side the construction fence
to South Beach (CCLFLB Beach Church Service location)
Use benches or bring chair and blanket for warmth
Follow safe COVID protocol

Questions - Contact Dave Andersen (847-691-3866)
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(Click above for link to full reflection)
To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them. Once you are standing in front of the sink with your sleeves rolled up and your hands in the warm water, it is really quite pleasant.
I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands. I know that if I hurry in order to be able to finish so I can sit down sooner and eat dessert or enjoy a cup of tea, the time of washing dishes will be unpleasant and not worth living. That would be a pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle. The dishes themselves and the fact that I am here washing them are miracles!
Washing the dishes is at the same time a means and an end. We do the dishes not only in order to have clean dishes, we also do the dishes just to do the dishes, to live fully in each moment while washing them, and to be truly in touch with life.
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.