Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Weeds Like It Hot

Full steam ahead. It's summer. It's hot. My gardening dribbles down to an hour in the early, early morning while the temperature is still in the 70s, and maybe half an hour in the evening after dinner. Sometimes, i dare to go out and work in the shade, but I'm not keeping up with the weeds, which are jumping for joy. More every day, particularly in the spots that didn't get mulched.

The weeds in our minds jump with joy every time we give them an opportunity to grow, every day that we don't mulch our minds with mindfulness.

What are the weeds that grow in the garden of your mind? Irritation? Frustration? Self-blame? Anxiety?

The first thing we do is sit down and watch them. Sit down and have a glass of iced tea with anxiety or with self-blame. Notice its habits. Where and when does it like to grow. Be curious. Get to know your weeds.

Because, you know, weeds make an excellent green mulch in the garden.

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