The monks clean for the sake of cleaning. They don't clean to achieve a goal or to even complete the chore. They clean as a way to bring their meditation to action. The monks also can't choose their chores. It doesn't matter if they like the chore or hate the chore. They just do it.
Imagine if we tackled some of our own projects in the Soji manner.
We could be so much more creative if we kept our focus on the action instead of the outcome.
We could let go of the angst of procrastination.
We could get so much more done. Every 20 minutes adds up.
Tomorrow is the date to start filling out the FAFSA.
I am going to do it Soji style.
I will not complain. I will set a timer. And I will just do it one small step at a time.