The Bonsai Tree and the Mind

In my last post I talked about becoming a gardener of your mind. Of only planting beliefs and allowing thoughts that support you. Of weeding out the beliefs and thoughts that do not support you.


What is a Bonsai? A bonsai is a tree that has been shaped from a young sapling to remain small. It is grown in a small pot and the roots and crown of the tree are pruned to constrain its growth.

Why compare a bonsai with the Mind? Something that I have noticed in observing life, is that there are many Bonsai masters in the world. People who shape and trim their, or other peoples minds and do not allow it to grow and flourish.

We constrain our growth by buying into definitions of limitation – you can’t do this, you can’t be that, you can’t go there, why even try? The list of pruning statements and beliefs goes on. You think about come of the comments that may have been said to you or you have heard said to other people.


We all have potential. It is a matter of nurturing and developing that potential. Of allowing that potential to flourish.

Don’t be a bonsai master, rather become a gardener that encourages and develops the mind. One that allows the mind to grow to its full potential.

Until next time



About selfhypnosisresource

Hi there. I have an interest in personal change - for the better and have done so for many years. I am working on meditation - that's a work in progress. I have been on a number of Vipassana retreats. I found these of great value. I also have an interest in self-hypnosis and how it can help with self improvement. My blog is on topics associated with personal change, hypnosis, Vipassana and Huna
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