17 September 2010

daily bread: good quotes no. 4

amen! ah, the spirituality of sweeping. what encounters of the everyday connect you to the presence of God, the Holy, or the Creative Spirit?


  1. In Western and Eastern monasteries and ashrams sweeping floors is a daily meditation. The right amount of house-keeping, in some cases monastery or temple keeping keeps monks and nuns sane, happy, and enhances contemplation.

    I like sweeping the floors instead of using our horrible noisy vacuum cleaner.

  2. absolutely, Paula! thank you for adding that good word. i love learning about the monastic traditions. i should pull a couple of good stories from the desert abbas and ammas for this series. happy sweeping!