Lesson from Abroad – 24 “Tending to the Garden…..”
Lessons From Abroad – 24
Pruning is a natural, powerful part of growth. One that must faced and embraced, not avoided.
It’s no coincidence that when we cut off dying limbs, prune back dead vines, pull weeds…. the garden of not just our mind, but the spirit flourishes.
Gardening is a very real metaphor for personal growth and spiritual evolution I realize as I make the hike from the stables to the house.
Water needs to be balanced; too much or too little can kill. We need balance in all areas of life.
The growth of the plant, tree, or flower needs a firm foundation and a good eye on when to tug weeds, prune, and enrich the soil to blow ones metaphorical mind.
This leads to healthy seeds. Our children. The plants of the future…
Tending to my garden with a longer vision than ever before.
Realizing storms blow over trees, late frost can hurt crops…but you adapt, keep tending that beautiful thing that is the human spirit.
Tending, nurturing, pruning, watering and learning are aspects that the best gardeners have. A balanced quality about them that is not coincidental in my opinion.
It may be fall, but I’m almost a year deep into building a new garden, and continue to learn each day as I’ve assessed my journals for the last 300 days.
“A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest. I, too, will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.” -Fiona Macleod