I was thinking while out there that our lives are like a garden that need tending. With regular attention, we sense when our lives have a particular need. It’s like an inner whisper that says, “____, please.”
When connected with our life garden, we also sense when something is obstructing the healthy growth. It’s a feeling that, “_____ isn’t right and needs to go.”
With my own life, I get Brooks gardening messages when I take some quiet time, like when I garden, or go for a walk, or when I create art. Sometimes I’ll get a particular strong message in the midst of a lot of activity. Those come with an urgency so I can hear what’s helpful.
Everyone has their own way of knowing. What seems to help the process is the sense we’re given these lives, and they need our attention. We begin to recognize that we’re the gardener of our life, and it’s up to us to listen to our needs and see that the tending happens. And if we need to, ask for help. A simple amount of attention goes a long way.