My mind my garden

My mind my garden – Robin Sharma, a revered author had mentioned this elaborately in his book – The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. And the thought has stayed with me since then. A beautiful garden with roses and lilacs, with lush green trees and water fountains, with pebbled pathways and chirping birds – would anyone want to escape from such a magnificent space? Rather we would want it to be a part of our life – easily accessible so that we can regularly frequent it.

Similarly our mind if cultivated into a cleaner space decorated with thoughts of nourishment and nurturing can evolve into our favorite place. If we sow seeds of goodness and humility and water them, they will bloom into kind thoughtful actions. It is so simple to keep our minds beautiful- which can thus, be our space to rejuvenate. We will be able to design creative ways to work better and enhance our being.

An equally important part is to protect it. Protect it from what? If the metaphorical garden with flowers and trees is dirtied with trash – what will happen? It will stink and lose its charm. Similarly if we allow negative thoughts gain ground in our mind we will end up acting upon those thoughts wrenching our otherwise good life. So we better take care that no bad enters our mind – our beautiful garden – which is our source of peace and fulfillment.

2 Replies to “My mind my garden”

  1. My father had a beautiful garden in his mind. He lived normal life he had friends enemies, likes dislikes, anger, disagreements, fights but he had a strong tool with him to handle and maintain the “garden” that was “let go”.
    everything in his case was of that moment and did not carry over for next moment. Sometimes he appeared weak, blemed to be timid. We all use to ask him “how can you forget ? ” it was not only for people but for everything situation , difficulties, mishaps, “no carry over to next day !!”

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