Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Garden of Daily Living

Every day we have a choice on what we think about. What thoughts do we like to replay in our mind that make us smile? 

There can be many like a beautiful sunrise, the way nature looks after it rains on a warm day, funny things our family and friends have done, the last time you achieved success in your life or won a competition, the memory of helping out someone that needed it, watching your children and garden grow.

Plan to focus your thoughts on the positive things in your life and the goals you wish to achieve. Then go about your day happy and working towards something you want in your life. What things can you do that gets you closer to your goals in life? If we waste our time with negative thinking and inaction we will miss the opportunity to focus on the positive things in our life or going and getting them. 

Think of your mind as a garden, does it need some weeding, are there any plants I don't need anymore, is there a messy dark corner that needs some light, is there any new pretty flowers, could you use some new plants. If your mind-garden needs a clean up set some time to do this and create a positive and enjoyable place.

Our thoughts turn into our actions and our actions produce results.

Here is a helpful garden guide, we got it in an email one day and thought we would share it.

Plant Three Rows of Peas
1. Peas of mind
2. Peas of heart
3. Peas of soul 

Plant Five Rows of Squash
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash anger and sadness
4. Squash selfishness
5. Squash procrastination  

Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love
Don't Forget Turnips
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another 

Last of All Four Rows of Thyme
1. Thyme for each other

2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
4. Thyme for nature
Water Freely with Patience and Cultivate with Love! 

If your mind need a clear-out set some time to decide what you can get rid of and what you would like to keep. We hope you have a wonderful time in your mind-garden this week.

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  1. Anonymous6/01/2012

    Great article - great analogy. Wonderful advice. Thanks.


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