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Your Life is your Garden…

Happy Earth Day everyone!  Another beautiful day here in the desert, with a high expected of only 88.

“So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it.  People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives.  If a gardener plants a thousand kinds of seeds, he will get a thousand kinds of plants: it is the same in mind.”  Dr. Ernest Holmes

This earth day let’s think of our mind as our garden.  An unattended mind can create havoc for you because your mind is amazingly receptive to whatever suggestions are dropped into it.  So whether the thought is a weed or a rose the mind will try to grow that thought-seed into a full-blown plant.  The subconscious mind says “yes” to all seeds planted, positive or otherwise.  When you stop and consider how many thought-seeds are blown, dropped, or purposely planted in your mind on a daily basis, it may cause you to tend to your mental garden with a bit more regularity.  I want to avoid this type of mind pollution by consciously focusing on what I want to have planted and growing in my flower box called life.  It is proven that the human mind thinks thousands of thoughts a day.  Instead of planting a mixed bag of thousands of various seeds (confused and unfocused thinking) that will require a full-time gardener to pull up weeds, specialize in planting one or two types of seed.  Plant thought-seeds about yourself and others that are rooted in reverence and loving-kindness.  Be mindful.  Be skillful in the seeds you plant and how you nurture them.  Your life is your garden: keep the weeds out because that is one way in which you can personally beautify our world.  You owe that much to yourself and to those who receive the benefit of the seeds you drop along the way.

Today in your writing think about the seeds you are planting in your planter box and think about the seeds you are dropping in those you come in contact with today.

Happy Earth Day!!

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