- Artist: Dr. Sheri Rosenthal
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December is a wonderful time to reflect upon all the seeds we have planted the year before. When I look back upon 2006, I can see the many actions that I took that lead to the landscape of my 2007 garden. It’s important to take note of what those seeds were, which seeds you took action to water and fertilize, and what weeds you allowed to overtake your efforts with your fear and denial.
Creating a beautiful garden of life takes attention, dedication and desire. What grows in your garden is not anyone else’s fault or responsibly. Often we want to blame the way our garden looks on external circumstances – but this is not the warrior’s way. A warrior knows that even if rains are rare – one can still water the garden by hand and be choosy as to what plants we water. Most of the time we do not like what we see, we get scared and then abandon our garden calling it some body else’s fault. But abandonment is an action and we are responsible 100% for that choice.
Robert Louis Stevenson once said: Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Indeed. The results of your efforts are neither good nor bad – they simply either meet your mental expectations or they do not. But your efforts are always successful in that they exactly reflect your actions. Knowing this – let’s focus on the seeds we plant this year and put our attention on that. Since we reap what we sow, let’s use our heart to determine what we would like to plant and be very choosy about what goes into our gardens. Spend some time reflecting on what plants you would like to see in your garden. Imagine what that garden would look like and feel like. You do not have to have every step mapped out, simply take one step at a time and the following step will be revealed to you at the proper time. Have faith in your creation and ability to create beauty. I encourage you to be brave and open to what life has to offer even if you do not have clarity in the moment.
May you have a blessed new year!
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