Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seed Starting

I went to the garden store yesterday for bags of seed starting mix. Since i've reorganized my packets of seeds into little boxes labeled "March," "April," and "May," it seemed like it was time to plant the March seeds indoors.

Which ones? Basil, of course. And tomatoes: grape tomatoes and my favorite Italian tomato, San Marzano. Do i really want to try eggplant again? I live in the woods in the north country, and eggplants really need sun.

Let's get an early start on morning glories and zinnias. But why do i have Apricot Blush zinnias? That's not really "my" color.

When we sit down to meditate, we have many choices. What shall we cultivate today? Mindfulness of the breath? Mindfulness of the body via a body scan? Loving-kindness? Compassion for ourselves and for earthquake survivors?

The possibilities are many*. Just for today, choose one. Plant that seed. And relax.

*For more possibilities, consult The Meditative Gardener: Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, and Mind.

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