Do you see this weed? I saw it in the back of my front flower bed this morning after my walk. Do you know what I did with it? I bent over and pulled it out – and a couple more of its friends. Weeds are a part of gardening. A weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted. When you leave weeds in a garden they multiply, they put down roots, and crowd out what you DO want to grow
I found a rhyme that is true – Your mind is like a garden – your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. We think thousands of thoughts every day, some are weeds and some are flowers. Flowers bloom and grow and beautify or produce fruit. Weeds are competitive, they interfere with your harvest by crowding out the good plants.
How is this like your thoughts? Positive thoughts lead you to do more and become more, you feel useful and productive, you grow, you feel good.
Negative thoughts crowd out positive thoughts and they produce negative results. You feel anxious, overwhelmed and bad.
When I think of my mind being like a garden, what do I want to plant on purpose? If some of our thoughts look like weeds – take a moment pull them out, leave more room for flowers.
If you need help with your garden of thoughts – let me know. Send me a message and we can talk.