If you break open a seed, there is no tree inside, there is only spirit; living energy in the form of potential.
– Don Mateo Sol –
Tending to Your Inner Weeds
Tending to your garden is said to be good for your soul, but what if you tended to your life as you do your garden? In this piece, writer Alanda Greene discusses the lessons her garden weeds have taught her about paying attention to her inner weeds; those habits, behaviors, and tendencies we all have, and often ignore until they are out of hand. Much like weeds obstruct the fullest potential of a garden, these behaviors can block us from reaching our own potential. However, instead of placing the blame on ourselves for these habits and tendencies, we can use non-loaded terms such as, ‘obstacles, hindrances, transformation, and choice,’ says Greene, to release the emotional ties to these habits, and instead transform them into positive goals.
Be The Change
Choose a habit or behavior that has become an obstacle in your life that you would like to work on. This week, try ‘weeding’ it out with the attitude of someone tending to their garden.