lessons learned: preparing the space

This morning as I sat down to write, nothing came to mind.  Well, let me reframe that–a lot of words and thoughts competed for my attention, but none that were meant for this blog.  I sat in my chair and closed my eyes.  As I breathed in deeply, I realized that I’d not had enough of Quiet and Mindfulness this morning to clear my soul.

After many deep breaths, the chatter in my head seemed to subside.  It felt so soothing, I decided to “just be” in the moment then the next and the next.

That’s when it came to me.kale sprouts 2 - © Cameron Kempson 2014             growinggracefarm.com

Our thoughts are like the new seedlings we plant out in our gardens.  Before we move them out into the big wide world, we have the option of preparing the space–clearing away weeds that will compete for nutrients or allowing them to grow and potentially choke out our new plants.

Quiet and Mindfulness offer us the opportunity to prepare the space–in our hearts, in our minds, and in our spirits–to allow good and healthy things to bloom, to bring life and bounty to fruition.

May we all find the time to invite Quiet and Mindfulness into our day so that we may reap the benefits of what they have to offer.

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