In my last post I talked about the seeds we plant, not just in our own minds, but also in the minds of our children. The thing is, we need to learn to become gardeners, not of a physical garden, but of our mental garden.
What we plant and nurture in our minds, and of those younger minds, roots, and grows. We can grow weeds or flowers. A gardener tends their garden with love and care. They dig up the weeds, water and feed the plants that they want. They nurture the young seedlings and the older plants. They tend their garden all year round.
The garden is a metaphor for the mind. How well do you look after your mind? Do you treat it like a garden that needs attention, or do you leave it to overgrow and let the weeds choke the beauty? Do you nurture your mind? What do you feed it? Positivity or negativity? Hope or despair?
Within Huna, I have learnt the value of the image of a garden and being a gardener and tending my mind garden. Of weeding out those thoughts and beliefs that don’t support me. Of planting and nurturing those thoughts and beliefs that do support me. And that are also in alignment with my true self.
My challenge to you is to not only tend your own mind garden, but those of the children around you.
Until next time.