What are you planting in the garden of your mind?
Your Mind is like a garden:
What ever you plant will grow.
Your thought’s are seeds your planting:
They produce, each after its kind.
And you, just like a gardner,
Can choose which seeds you’ll plant,
And by the choice of seeds you sow,
You choose the harvest you will reap.
So don’t plant seeds of lack or fear,
Disease, discord, or doubt.
Plant, instead, the seeds you want;
Then things you want will sprout.
The gift of choice is given to all,
And not to just a few.
The harvest, friend, is in your hands:
The crop depends on you.
So take this power which you’ve been given,
And use it everyday,
To gain from life the good you want,
For you have found the way.
Little did we know it at the time, but this little poem was to have a profound affect both on our thought patterns as well as our Artworks.
It started almost as a kind of game. We decided to make a real effort to watch our thoughts and see exactly what it was that we were planting in our own “Mind Gardens“. It was difficult at first, but gradually, we began to pay more and more attention to what thoughts were repeatedly flashing across our minds.
How disturbing it was to discover that many of these “seeds” were extremely negative thoughts destined to grow patches of thorny thistles and stinging nettles in our daily lives !
We gradually came to see how so many of the problems and difficulties we were encountering in our lives had their beginnings in the seeds of doubt, fear and anxiety that we were continually planting in our minds.
It does take effort, but like anything else it gets easier with practice, and the amazing thing is, as we became more and more aware of these negative thoughts we are able to say:-
“No! I will NOT plant this weed in the Garden of my Mind “
I will consciously choose to plant something better. The results are truly spectacular.
When you start to consciously cultivate your own mind garden, you will truly be amazed at the changes which begin to happen in your life. Obstacles disappear, barriers fall away, and things that you once thought were either impossible or very far away will suddenly come into view.
In the christian bible it is written “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” This principle has been understood by wise sages and prophets for many thousands of years. Whatever thought we continually plant into our minds will grow into what we will later experience in our lives.