Whatever we want to accomplish, we must begin with feeling good about ourselves!
Dharmically, this means trusting (yes, trusting) our true nature and its qualities. In worldly terms, it associated with conceit and narcissism.
If you don't care about how you bring yourself to sweeping the floor, chances are you don't care much about yourself or others and therefore, your Dharma will be weak.
Your personal transformation into bodhisattvahood begins with caring for yourself. So, the next time you're flirting with bypassing your meditation practice, ask yourself, Why am I not caring for myself in this moment? What is stopping me from doing that?
When you care for yourself dharmically, everything is the path. And the bonus is that integrating Dharma with daily life is a non-issue!
From my heart to yours.
—Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo