Mike is a new gardener and not really sure he likes gardening. I saw him mid-afternoon today (at 86 degrees), and he had had it with gardening today.
"Mike!" i said. "It's July. Stop gardening. You're not allowed to garden past 8:30 in the morning for the coming month. If you want to, you can go to the garden again after dinner. Maybe stroll around it."
He looked at me skeptically.
There's a good or better time of day to garden, and there's a good time of day to meditate. What fits your biorhythms?
We want gardening to be a pleasant experience, and we want meditation to be a pleasant experience. Where do you find the pleasant breath? Where do you notice pleasant sensations in the body? Focus on those. Maybe you'll take a meditative stroll through the garden after dinner.