Synchs and the practice of Zen
I did not notice this at first but the SPIRIT is actually answering the question Sophiezchoice asked
above about knowing the mind of SPIRIT through daily activity similar to Zen. But without growing a Tree of experience with SPIRIT we cannot know the mind of CHRIST
My odd friend Mark called this morning to tell me that it did not work out with the housekeeper as she could not be trusted to not steal things and her emotions because her husband left in the Navy were too much so she is now in a homeless shelter after just three days. He then talked about enjoying doing the dishes himself and I told him about how I always did it by turning on nice music and feeling the water and just letting the moment speak. I also would have my table close at hand with 3X5 cards so that I could write down whatever synchs came through the experience. Later Pam not even knowing about my conversation began to speak about her friend and the Japanese Tea Ceremony. She wanted to know if I knew anything about it. Well while living in my farmhouse the English Tea practice was very important to me and I then realized the Zen component of the synchs which I had also experienced in my alone years.
I found this site about Zen and dishes and also one site about the Japanese Tea Ceremony. http://www.essortment.com/practice-zen-daily-life-42449.html
WASHING THE DISHES
Consider for example your household chores. What do you hate most? Ironing? Dusting? For me it's the dishes.
Focus your mind. While you do your most loathed chore, again concentrate on physical sensation. Feel the warmth of the dishwater on your hands. Try to distinguish smells, sound, or sense of touch and texture. Focus on one sensation at a time. When I'm ironing, I find the sound of steam boiling from the iron especially pleasing. Focus on those sensations you find most pleasant.
In this way, nasty chores will amazingly enough become more enjoyable and meaningful. With time you might even come to look forward to doing them. Another nice and for me entirely unexpected side effect is that you do the job much better than you normally would.
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu (茶の湯?) or sadō, chadō (茶道?). The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae (お手前; お点前?). Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony. Much less commonly, it uses leaf tea, primarily sencha; see sencha tea ceremony, below.
I would also add that I plan on taking off alone Friday (tomorrow) to walk the Golden Gate Headlands with a backpack. I do not like to know what the synchs are to become but rather to let them unfold so they are the freshest and most wonderful experience that can be had alone or shared with someone that is open.