How To Design Your Own Meditaton Garden
feng shui basics
your own space: part one
We all need a space, somewhere we can step out our daily routine and be still. The world we have built is a noisy, crowded place. The sense of urgency and the need for speed can infect us even if we live in a small community.
To handle the pressures that surround us, the messages that almost drown us, we have to have an escape; a healthy escape where we can renew.
Gardening itself can be a meditative activity but there are times when something more is required. If you have a garden or a space whee you can create a garden you are indeed fortunate.
The size of this space does not need to be great, a meditation garden may be only a few square feet. This is a situation where size does not matter but what you place in the area and how you approach the space.
There are a number of different ways you can begin; feng shui is one. The basics of feng shui, are simple enough to achieve, for example, whn you are selecting and creating your space consider the quality of air, quality of light, a clutter free space and good flow of energy.
You do not need any advance courses of study to create your own meditaion garden wll you need is the desire to do so. Once you have that the first step is to decide what elements, such as plants, colours, sounds, will help.
I believe in keeping thins simple, the main purpose of my meditaion garden is to allw me to step aside and have some time when my mind is not filled with the what if, what's next and the why's that demand my attention.
The garden is set at the base of a large old maple tree, I planted chives which have a mild odour, can be used in cooking and produce a pretty purple flower.There is a small goddess figure there and that is all. This small agrdn sits on teh side of the tree that is oppsoite the house so when I sit there the huse is not visible if I am close enough to the tree.
There are two bird feeders about five feet away and when I sit there quiet enough bird come to feed. A bird bath is nearby.
This is all i need.
What do you need? A rock, some gravel or sand and a pot of water can be very restful if placed in a space where you can sit undisturbed and simplyy watch. You are not looking for anything specific just looking.
When it comes to colours I find both yellow and lue to be comforting so if I was going to add some colour to mya garden I would select plants that have yellow or blue flowers. I like the two colours together so would most likely use both.