Garden Meditation and Reflections

” I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses , And the voice I hear falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses.” This has always been one of my favorite hymns and often when I go to the garden I am in need of reflection, meditation and peace. Gardens can provide great comfort and solace when we are weary or just in need of a break.

My Father and my Grandmother provided living examples of taking your troubles to the garden! The best stress reliever is busy hands pulling weeds or lovingly tending to plants. Both activities seem to provide endless rewards. As gardeners it is always difficult to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. We see every weed and branch that has gone askew. However, it is just as important for us to find respite in the cool shade of our trees, enjoying the bounty from our herbs, vegetables, and fruits in delicious snacks and meals.

When I do go to the garden for meditation I generally take a cup of tea or some herbal infused water to enjoy either before or after my meditation. I pray that each of you will make time in your busy schedule to “come to the garden alone”. Nothing soothes the soul and calms the mind like prayer or meditation. Being mindful of each thing we do is a practice that requires cultivation similar to the garden.

Breathe in the morning/evening air and focus on the freshness and abundant scents. Pick one flower or plant to admire, appreciate and truly love for just being present in your life at this moment and on this day/evening. As you lose yourself in the garden you will ultimately find all that you seek.

Peace by J.W. von Goethe        IMG_2815

There is only silence

On the mountain tops

Among the trees

You perceive barely a breath

Even the birds in the forest

Keep still and are silent

Wait then

Just a little while longer

And you too

will find peace at last.

May you sit in peace and be mindful of the moment , many blessings….Sara

2 thoughts on “Garden Meditation and Reflections

  1. “In the Garden” – my mom’s favorite song also. She would sing it around the house when we were kids. And I have certainly learned hat weeding, planting and tending to the garden is such good therapy! I feel so blessed that I had the time with my mom for her to teach me about the Beaty of gardening. Thanks for this blog Sara. You always inspire me! ❤️

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