“Thoughtful Weeding”


Today I did a little work in my garden. There is no better time to weed than after a rain. As I stand looking at my garden, it is loaded with weeds. When I garden I always come away feeling a sense of peaceful satisfaction. I love James Allen’s analogy that “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden,” and we are its gardener. Just as we cultivate our plots, keeping them free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which we desire. We also tend the garden of our mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, negative and unproductive thoughts, because if we don’t it will produce more seeds in which to grow from. So in my own meditative way I use this analogy. Gardening is a great opportunity to clear away the weeds in my mind. Each weed I pull represents the negative thoughts that pop into my head. As I pull it from the ground I envision myself pulling it from my thoughts. It’s very therapeutic. Then I can stand back and enjoy all the beautiful flowers I planted that were hidden behind all the weeds . There’s no better feeling then to actually see the beautiful reflection my thoughts have created.

Whether we grow thoughts of weeds or beautiful flowers, we are the master of our own gardens.


About connieszone

I've come to know myself as a unique individual expression of God. I love that there is only one me in all the world. I'm still learning, growing and experiencing all the wonders that this life has to teach me. I live, move, and breath in this shell of a body God has given me, and together we travel. He see's, hears, taste, smells and touches all that I experience through the individual personality that I am. I believe He exist in each one of us for the same purpose. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. I love to write and express the many thoughts that swim around in my head. I love to read. I'm a creative crafty kind of person. I love being in my garden. I've been working on my families genecology for 25 years. I think that about sums me up for now.

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