Monday, May 9, 2011

Revolution in the House & Garden

A revolution has occurred in my house and gardens. The seasons have revolved, as they do--a complete turning of the wheel of life.

Houseplants have moved outdoors for the summer. Some seedlings, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and onions have been planted. Others are leaving the house today for their outdoor kindergarten, usually called hardening off, to toughen up the tomato plants, the zinnias, and the cosmos.

My solarium, which has been growing green since last fall, now looks bereft, as half of its inhabitants are on summer vacation. The other half leave today.

Aren't we all looking for some internal revolution? Some turning when we will finally feel at home and comfortable in our own skins. Some release of the pressures of anxiety, worry, or frustration.

Here's the catch: the revolution doesn't happen by doing nor by going.

Stop. Sit. Meditate. Watch the seasons revolve of their own accord. Notice the internal turning toward peace.

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