At the moment, my stove top coffee pot is my greatest spiritual teacher. Many of you might say “yeah, coffee get’s me all buzzing and high too”, but it’s not what’s in the coffee pot that contains the lesson it’s what I do with the pot itself.

I’ve been noticing that when I wash the dishes, I always wash the pot last as I don’t want to get the dishwater full of coffee grinds, but there’s a small dilemma I face each time. Seeing as I do all the other dishes first (and my partner might often say not very well) I’ve got a dish rack stacked high with plates, saucers, cups, pots and cutlery, leaving hardly any room for the coffee pot.

But time and time again, I manage to perch all three parts of the coffee pot on top of everything without any effort and they never fall off. The perfect position for the base, the correct way to lay the top section and the ability to place the receptacle for the grinds so it drains, all magically appear when I go to put them in the dish drainer without any thought from me.

One day I stopped to ponder this rather intriguing phenomenon and I wondered what would happen if I tried to mentally ‘plan’ putting the pot away at the very start of the dishwashing practise and I couldn’t do it. I tried to visualise putting the different parts here and there so they’d drain properly and not fall off, but it was impossible. Using my brain and very limited planning skills I couldn’t work it how to do it and that brought up feelings of worry, slight stress and feelings of inadequacy.

However when I didn’t even think about it and just ‘trusted in the process and let go of outcomes’, the perfect solution presented itself without me having to do anything. Life can be that easy!

Now I’m trying to take my coffee pot analogy and apply it to other areas of my life where I step out of the worry and ‘mental planning / control’ and trust that the right outcome will present itself.

Life is about to become way more interesting!  



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