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Life is a Garden: What Seeds Are You Planting?

Updated on March 31, 2011

Even if you have never planted a seed in the ground or in a container in your home, you are still a gardener! Whether you believe it or not, your thoughts are the seeds in your mind garden. Your emotions are the soil in which you are planting your seeds. Your actions will determine the outcome of your gardens.

How Healthy Are Your Gardens?

Reflect for a moment on the gardens you have already planted in your life. How is your health garden, how about your relationship garden? Is your career garden or your financial garden growing beautifully and just as expected? Is it colorful and full of life? Or does it have some weeds in it that are killing all the beauty of it? Sometimes we need to identify the weeds that are growing in our mind gardens, so we can safely remove them and plant seeds that make us happier, give our lives the amazing colors and variety that we all deserve.


Popular Weed Killers

If you have weeds growing in your mind garden than you will need to take action right away to get some weed killer. Some popular weed killers on the market today would be meditation, affirmations, hypnosis, EFT tapping, religion and exercise. These are what we gardeners call changing the soil. When we change the soil (emotions), we have the power to plant better seeds (thoughts) which in return changes the look and feel of our gardens.


Do You Have A Green Thumb?

I gave a plant to someone special the other day, and was surprised to hear her say that it will probably die, because she did not believe that she had a green thumb. I was amazed with her comment. This woman has a beautiful home, successful career, and a wonderful family that cherishes and adores her. She seemed to have magnificent well attended gardens in many areas of her life.

Why was she intimidated with this little plant? This plant was just like everything else in her life. It required a little attention, a little nourishment, and some light and that plant would grow and blossom into a colorful and attractive decorative piece. I find it interesting how quickly we judge and dismiss ourselves without realizing just how capable we are at helping things grow and the simple life giving tools we all possess.

Jesus Was a Master Gardener

Did you know that Jesus was a master gardener? What you don't believe me? Go ahead and read the New Testament and you will see that it is filled with great gardening tips. Jesus was a master gardener! He clearly talks about how to identify good soil from bad.  He talks about how to recognize the fruit on the trees and how to manage weeds. He also gives advice about fields, crops, and herbs. Oh, don't get me wrong, I am not talking about religion; I am talking about life and the garden you plant in your mind each and every day.


Planting Seeds

In the end we are all gardeners! Whether you decide to get a little dirty and plant a physical garden, or prefer to tend to your mind gardens, either way we all plant seeds every day. Choose the good seeds (thoughts) and plant them in great soil (emotions) and you will have a breathtaking colorful and healthy garden that will bring you much joy and happiness.

Thoughtful Quotes

"Cultivate the garden within." - Proverb

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." - Henry David Thoreau

“Friends are flowers in life's garden.” – Proverb

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    • Garden Goddess profile imageAUTHOR

      Garden Goddess 

      10 years ago from Garden Of Eden

      Hello In2Deep, I apologize for my over due response, I had a couple of unexpected health issues slow me down for a little while. I am grateful for your very kind comment and I sure understand the excitement of getting back to the garden with the warmer weather.

      I look forward to swinging by your hubs and reading what you have been up to lately, now that my health has been restored. Thank you again for your very nice comment and visit.

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      10 years ago

      Excellent-I loved the way you put it. I love to be in the garden and can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit more-as I have been weeding out my mind and body all winter and I am more than ready to get started in my outside garden.

    • Garden Goddess profile imageAUTHOR

      Garden Goddess 

      10 years ago from Garden Of Eden

      Hello Denise, I appreciate and I am grateful for your support. Thank you much for your kind visit and comment. =)

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      Denise Handlon 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Cool angle on this topic of personal growth and examining ones life. Liked it...

    • Garden Goddess profile imageAUTHOR

      Garden Goddess 

      10 years ago from Garden Of Eden

      Hi Janet,

      Thank you my friend for your kindness, trust, and encouragement as I plant my seeds and tend my mind gardens, you have always brought sunshine and a ray of hope even in the cloudiest days. Thank you for your visit. =)

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      10 years ago

      Love it, great analysis you are great at this

    • Garden Goddess profile imageAUTHOR

      Garden Goddess 

      10 years ago from Garden Of Eden

      Hello Queen of Hearts,

      Thank you for your visit and your great comment. I agree that our gardens can not be perfect, but as you have mentioned, we would miss the beauty that comes with the thorns. Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

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      Queen of Hearts. 

      10 years ago from where the Imagination Runs Wild

      I really enjoyed your analysis of life and the outlook. Our beliefs, regardless of what they are, do control everything we do, regardless of what we think. It is too bad a garden can't always be perfect, but then, even roses have thorns.


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