Think of your mind as if it were a garden. To begin with, a garden is a patch of dirt. You may have a lot of brambles of self-hatred and rocks of despair, anger and worry. An old tree, called fear, needs pruning. Once you get some of these things out of the way, and the soil is in good shape, you add some seeds or little plants of joy and prosperity. The sun shines down on it, and you water it and give nutrients and loving attention.
At first, not much seems to be happening. But you don’t stop, you keep taking care of your garden. If you are patient, the garden will grow and blossom.
The same with your mind….you select the thoughts that will be nurtured, and with patience they grow and contribute to create the garden of experiences you want.
Dr. Joseph Murphy