Something that is helpful, whether we’re doing chores or sitting in meditation, is a sense of centering. It’s essential that we have this recollection of centering, of bringing things to a central place so that we’re working from a still point, rather than being scattered and disbursed and having our attention diffused out into the world around us. As we collect ourselves at that center point, it brings our energy together and that’s where clarity comes from—that sense of being able to see things clearly without adding in our likes and dislikes. We’re able to do that if we have a still center from which to work. If we establish ourselves in that center, it creates a clear point for us to be able to reflect upon and interact with and implement the Dhamma teachings into our day-to-day life.