While pursuing the mundane task of weeding the garden and grounds the other day, I recalled a comment (somewhere) that the abbot of a Zen monastery would reserve the most tedious tasks to himself, specifically weeding the garden, which has to be performed rather meticulously in order to be performed perfectly and could not be left to novices. Of course, the urge to yank weeds (leaving roots for another round) or to just get the easy or obvious ones is tempting. The point of the story is to apply mindfulness to one’s life. If we go for easy faults or yank some faults while leaving the roots, we have not worked mindfully. We have accomplished nothing. But we will always have another chance.