How to be more aware when doing a chore,
Especially one that's repetitive, really a bore,
Get into that place of wonder, more like a child,
Do what needs doing, but at least with a smile.
Be a little more curious, kinda like the cat,
Be a little more investigative when it comes down to that,
Break down the old patterns, try something new,
A different way of doing things instead of feeling blue.
Doing the laundry or scrubbing the dishes,
Being more present instead of lost in my wishes,
That these endless tasks would magically go away,
When these are the details, the minutiae of my day,
All this and more is what I find,
When I remember to practice beginner's mind.