Become a Gardener

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.”-Thubten Chodron, “Meditator’s Toolbox”

Sounds simple yes?

What about cultivating the soil? Buying the seeds. Getting to the garden to water.

What if  it’s cold and there is a frost?

What if there is too much rain.

What if the mosquitoes and weeds are too much to bear?

What if, for heaven’s sake, someone steals your tomato cages?

I’m just sayin’!

You know what?

Cultivate the soil. Plant your seeds.

Begin.

The rest will unfold as it will.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s