Sparks of the Divine at the Grocery Store

"Seek the sacred within the ordinary." 

– Rebbe Nachman of Bratslov

Things that may seem quite ordinary, mundane or simply necessary, are no less sacred than lighting Shabbat candles, praying the rosary, or sitting in silent meditation. 

Buddhist psychotherapist Jack Kornfield has a book entitled After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path; I just love the title of the book and the message it conveys. Something as seemingly trivial as household chores, grocery shopping or doing laundry–these too are part of the wholeness, the holiness of everyday life. Even silliness and levity have sparks of the sacred. 

Just ask Cindy Celery and Larry Lettuce…