Caring for the Karmendriyas

Scrubbing my feet clean, massaging oil into the soles and keeping them covered after for a while are a recent routine. Thanks to barefoot running, my feet have been squeaky clean and thoroughly pampered. While it is a bit of a bother to scrub down the soles after running, in a way, it is good. It forces me to care for these important Karmendriyas. They are the mirror in which I see my imbalances of body and mind.
Maybe there is something more than just seeking blessings in touching the feet of elders…