As you well know by now, I started gardening this year. The process of taking this small organic matter that you would never take a second look at, pressing it into the heart of the earth, and then loving it for days on end, is pure magic.
I go out to my garden beds every day, checking on them, talking to them, nourishing them, waiting to see what they’ll become. It’s a rhythm that has been feeding my soul. But this rhythm became so much more real to me when in a novel I was reading one of the main characters, a wise woman, mentioned that thoughts are seeds.
Thoughts are seeds.
This took my breath away. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.
A thought is a seemingly inconsequential thing. Something that you just throw around and move on. But when they get planted into our hearts, are nourished over time, they turn into something magical–an overflowing garden. Something that is overflowing with so much beauty, we actively give it away. Spreading more beauty throughout the world.
At the same time, not all seeds, or thoughts, will produce flowers. Some produce weeds. While weeds in the wild can have their place, weeds in our garden suffocate the plants we wish to grow, inevitably destroying the whole garden.
Just like a weed, a negative thought, when planted, nourished, and allowed to grow, will overtake all the good we’re doing inside and slowly destroy that magic.
The thoughts that you tell yourself make an impact. Whether good or bad, you’re growing something inside of you. It’s important to be an avid gardener, paying attention to what you want to grow and removing what you don’t. Thoughts like, “I’m not enough,” “I could never,” “who am I to…,” and so on, are only there to suffocate the greatness that you were meant to be.
Today is a great time to notice the thoughts that you’re planting inside of yourself. When no one is around, what do you tell yourself? More importantly, what would you like to be telling yourself? Maybe if you start saying those things, even if you don’t quite believe them yet, nature will work it’s magic and they’ll grow into something you would have never imagined.
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