Sometimes there just aren’t enough gifts in the present to warrant mindfulness. I’ve tried mindfulness as suggested when driving the car, eating my food and most recently while doing the dishes. It was during this ever-present moment of scrubbing a plate that it occurred to me, I don’t want to be here, this present moment sucks. Why would I purposely choose to “be in the moment” when the moment involves something I loath: the dishes.
So then the mind took a quick exit to the future where I imagined laying on a beach in Greece while my husband is teaching our son to swim and before I knew it, the dishes were done and I was in a much better place. There is no doubt in my mind that the art of mindfulness serves a purpose and I have every intention on practicing that art when I’m in a more gifted present.