"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."~ Leo Tolstoy
Do you find this difficult to do, nurture yourself? I do~ Sarah Ban Breathnach says, "......when it comes to self-nurturing ..., if we were kind to ourselves, our creativity might began, like a plant moving toward the light. Of course, this would mean we'd want to makes some changes in our lives, .... We may be in a rut, but at least our own familiar grooves are comforting." She suggest we make a list of 10 nice things we can do for ourselves. She toys with the idea that self nurturing leads to self respect.
I think of the book, "Secret Garden" by Francis Burnett, how we all have a place or a goal we dream of in the darkness. If we brought it to light, shared it, nurtured it, would it grow?! The key to our gardens is to find time, make time, allow it to happen. If we picked an idea that kept whispering, at us to listen; Youknow that nagging one in your scattered thoughts, would it change our lives?!
Maybe we need to tend our souls like our gardens, weed out the emotions that hold us back, enrich our souls with good thoughts, kindly acts, and allow self nurturing moments. We tend a garden, with hope, we feed it, we water it, pull out weeds. We know it takes time and patience so our garden will prosper; We need to realize this in our soul's work, as well.
"Let an unfettered imagination sow the seeds of possibility in the rich soil of your soul"~Sarah Ban Breathnach
Whatever kind of garden you plant, let it be your escape, a place where you can tend to your soul and perhaps a dream can flourish.