Gardeners are perennial optimists. In the cold of winter they pour over seed catalogs making plans for a new beginning in spring. Come spring they plant their seeds — seeds that are symbols of potential, each one carefully sown by a hopeful gardener who intends to care for them throughout their life cycle. When planted in the correct soil, at the correct depth, at the correct time, and watered the seeds become sprouts that break through the sun-warmed earth and reach for the sky.
Seedsmen reckon that their stock in trade is not seeds at all … it’s optimism. - Geoff Hamilton
If you ask a gardener what they have learned about life from gardening they will reply — respect for Mother Nature and patience. Gardeners are natured based life-long learners. For gardens to thrive, the gardener must be attentive to the needs of individual plants and the natural growth cycle. In order to recognize what to provide and when to provide it he or she must draw on knowledge gained from past successes and failures.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Author Unknown
Imagine your self-love as a seed inside of you. Even if it is just a tiny, unnourished, seed right now, you have the ability to grow that seed into something spectacular. The growth of your self-love is not going to happen overnight. However, by taking certain actions, your seed will most assuredly grow. Today, make a commitment to yourself to nurture your inner seed of love. — Zeenat in How to Cultivate and Nurture Self Love – Self Love Story
I’m simultaneously sowing successive plantings of seeds for food for the table and seed thoughts of hope, optimism and self love in the garden of my mind. With loving kindness and patience I am watering and nurturing both my garden seeds and seed thoughts and looking forward to their budding and blossoming. How about you? Are you selectively sowing and cultivating seed thoughts in the garden of your mind?