Maybe it's because summer is here and my garden is in bloom. I've realized in tending to it that gardening is a soul-feeding activity for us. We nurture and care for flowers and plants by watering, weeding, and feeding them. I don't know about you, but I know that we talk to them.
In doing so, it made me think from a bigger picture - what kind of gardener are we to our own inner gardens? Do we cultivate kindly? Prune with patience? Encourage and appreciate our flowering and our ability to bear fruit? There is no other flower like us. We are each unique and beautiful, worthy of the finest care. A compassionate inner environment allows us to bloom more readily and more exquisitely.