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Daily Life as Practice: The Dharma of Shelling Beans

“This is as bad as meditation!” The irritable thought arose as I tried out every seat and countertop in my kitchen in hopes of finding some way of standing or sitting that would let me shell two pounds of fresh cranberry beans without experiencing pain somewhere in my crabby, aging body.  Then I remembered: daily life activities can be practice. Shelling these beans could be a meditation....