If your mind were a garden, what kind of plants would you find there?
Did you deliberately plant certain types of seeds that are now growing? Would you be surprised by wayward weeds that may be running rampant?
Does your mind’s garden feel serene? Does it feel a little chaotic and un-manicured? Maybe a little bit of both?
When I work one-on-one with clients and teach my classes, I love using the metaphor of a garden as a way to illustrate how your mind works.
With my beginning clients and students, many are surprised when we start to look at what’s planted in the mind’s garden.
Sometimes you have plants growing fully and magnificently that you enjoy. These represent the aspects of life where you feel fulfilled.
For example, you can have a rose garden representing your romantic life and you feel that everything is in full bloom. Yes, there are thorns, and yet we focus on the fullness of the plant itself.
Other times you might find some weeds that take up a lot of space. The weeds represent the aspects of life that you didn’t intend to grow, but for some reason they’re there.
Weeds can show up as you being in a job that you hate, or the weeds can be the unhealthy eating habits you have trouble shaking.
Weeds are those habits, behaviors and ways of being that don’t serve the highest vision you hold for yourself.
Here’s the beauty, though. The garden of your mind is your garden to care for. It’s all yours!
You get to decide what kind of garden you want.
If you want to get rid of those weeds, you can. If you want to plant healthy-affirming seeds, you can. If you want to create more space in your garden, you can.
You are the gardener in your mind’s garden. You are the gardener of your life.
So here’s your coaching assignment for the week:
As you begin to envision the possibilities of what could replace the weeds, you start to loosen the dirt around the weeds. That’s when you know that you are digging in.
You have the ability to actively create the garden of your dreams.
I’d love to hear what you think about this metaphor of your mind as a garden, and what kind of garden you see in your life. Please leave a comment below.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
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Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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