Mindfulness in gardening

 

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For me the time spent in the garden varies from year to year, but most importantly it the PLEASURE GETTING FROM GARDENING even in a very little time spent.

We invite ourselves to be gentle and kind as we get connected to the pure living forms of nature and the non living soil full of mystery of grains and colors. The freshness of pure air makes us to breath deep and make our senses awake with positive self. The plants take their time to grow and their growth is with time, so we practice patience and tenderness. 

It is a good way of getting close to nature and when we spend time planting and weeding, we totally make our minds free of other situations in our lives. We are totally in that moment and free our minds. There is relaxation that can be felt by looking at different shapes, colors of  plants, flowers, leaves, the entangled roots or the smell of the soil.  

With every blooming bud and flower it brings a smile and joy, our heart is touched with the beauty and we are gripped in the fragrance of the flowers, wood, leaves and soil. The changing colors of leaves or the crackling fallen leaves make us wonder the magnificent fruits of nature. We get into direct connection with them from our inner core and we find harmony.

Every year when spring comes, I am waiting for the blooms. From spring to summer I make occasional trips to the garden center and admire the beautiful plants and look for any new editions to me made in the garden. This does not stop here, fall is again a time to look for deals and hardy perennial plants can still be planted that can survive in the soil and be ready for next year. 

Stay Mindful !!

Love- Raman 

 

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