The best way you can begin to practice this is to be aware of what you are doing. There’s no other way than that. From there, you begin to develop more space. Being aware of what you are doing does not have to become heavy-handed. You can just do it. Just be aware of what you are doing. Just be there and then disown: touch and go. You don’t have to utilize that experience for something “spiritual” or “metaphysical.” For example you might see that you are washing your dish. You see it. That’s it. Disown it. Don’t cling to it. Just continue. Don’t break your bowls and plates; do it properly. Then look at yourself doing it properly. Go ahead and see yourself rinse them and put them into the cabinet. Just look at yourself. Look! That is all the mind can accommodate at that time. If you try to add something else, you will probably lose your grip or miss a speck of dirt. We are not secularizing mindfulness by doing this: instead, we are creating sacredness out of the secular. Whatever you are doing, such as driving, using the computer, or buying postage stamps, does not have to be a religious act—but whatever you do is dignified - Chogyam Trungpa ~Mindfulness of Mind

The best way you can begin to practice this is to be aware of what you are doing. There’s no other way than that. From there, you begin to develop more space. Being aware of what you are doing does not have to become heavy-handed. You can just do it. Just be aware of what you are doing. Just be there and then disown: touch and go. You don’t have to utilize that experience for something “spiritual” or “metaphysical.” For example you might see that you are washing your dish. You see it. That’s it. Disown it. Don’t cling to it. Just continue. Don’t break your bowls and plates; do it properly. Then look at yourself doing it properly. Go ahead and see yourself rinse them and put them into the cabinet. Just look at yourself. Look! That is all the mind can accommodate at that time. If you try to add something else, you will probably lose your grip or miss a speck of dirt.

We are not secularizing mindfulness by doing this: instead, we are creating sacredness out of the secular. Whatever you are doing, such as driving, using the computer, or buying postage stamps, does not have to be a religious act—but whatever you do is dignified – Chogyam Trungpa ~Mindfulness of Mind

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