I characterize some activities as important and others as drudge labor. So, attending Meeting is an important, sacred experience while pulling weeds in the garden is unimportant, not sacred, and very boring. Joel Salatin, quoted in the Plough Daily Dig, has a very different idea. Here is what he says:
I’m a big fan of children’s gardens. It is so powerful when I plant a tomato seed, nurture the plant, watch the bees pollinate the blossoms, and then the little green orb comes, and then it finally turns red, and then I get to eat it and the juice runs down my elbow. That awareness of my place in the context of something bigger than me is so much more profound than being the top points getter on Angry Birds.
We have to appreciate that all we do, from cleaning the toilet to planting the tomato plant, is all sacred stuff.
~ submitted by Richard Russell
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