“Life’s a garden dig it.” To some may sound like a dumb quote or some may think, how is life anything like a garden? To others it may be quite an interesting quote and hold a lot of meaning to someone as it does to me. The way I see it is that both a garden and life are absolutely beautiful and should be cherished. And if theirs something that is hindering it from being beautiful, you have the chance to change that, that is as long as you wake up and waking up in the morning in itself is a beautiful thing, because many wont wake up today, tomorrow and so forth.
They both require time, effort and patience. It takes time to acheive what is you want the and the time pointless if theirs no effort put in. And patience is truly a virtue, beacuse a beautiful garden simply does not grow overnight. As long as you keep being persisten and never give up on all of the things you want in life, will become yours. When a problem or obstacle occurs that you must get over, its the ability to adapt, change and continue to grow and keep going forward towards the light, just like a plant reaches and grows towards the sun, no matter what the enviorment throws at it.
As time goes on you should be learning as much as you can. You learn new things and with that you’re able to mix things up and do what works for you. Whether your thinking of life or a garden, either way you learn as you grow. It truly is the mistakes and set backs that teach us the most. We learn how to not make the same mistake over and over again. Even if you do make the same mistake more than once thats fine, as long as you are aware of it, take that and change the negative into a positive. Both life and a garden are a learning expeirence and sometimes your enviorment can not be controlled. We as humans must learn to adapt and change in order to survive, we always have and hopefully always will.
One of the key elements for anything or anyone to grow is space. Not enough space and our roots have nowhere to go and push us forward to become what we want to become. Too much space and our roots wont be able to grasp the foundation and all we’ll end up doing is wilt over and simply go through life struggling, hoping and wishing we were more than half dead wilted plant. Not only is space crucial for growth, but so is proper drainage. What I mean by drainage is that a plant needs its soil to not flood and drown the roots, prohibiting from growing. The same goes for humans you have to have the ability to let shit go through you, never let anyones doubts about you or any of their or lifes bullshit that is thrown at you stop you from growing and becoming the beautiful human being you were meant to be. That ability comes witht from the knowledge gained through the expeirences you’ve been through. Instead of stepping into some bullshit you’ll be able to see it coming and step around it and avoid the annoyance of have to clean that shit off of you.
When the time comes for me to get back in the garden as the spring is approaching I make a plan, sort of a mental list of the things that I “need” to do. Theres those few things that are needed to be done and the garden will grow and flourish and I’ll be happy. Than I sit and think about what I “want” to do with my garden. All of the little things I’ve learned over the years through trial and error. Learning from the previous growing season and than take it day by day. It’s my garden and I’ll do what works for me, mix things up and expeirement.
The same thing goes for life as well, as we grow were told what we need to do in life. There’s that set standard of rules that are enstilled in us, like do these things and you’ll be okay. The things like you need to go to school, you need to find a job/career, you need to find a way to provide for yourself and family, if you have one. Those necesities that make us feel good that we’re contributing and being a productive member of society.
As children we all have these dreams of what we want to do and become and somewhere down the road its as if we speak of these dreams and were chastized and told “you can’t make a living doing that” or something along those lines. We than become old enough to start working and doing nothing but working and all those dreams are forgotten about because we have grown up.
Who in their right mind wants to simply work that 9-5 job/career that their not even happy with. You may be making decent money and living quite nicely, but if you’re completely miserable with life, whats the point in doing only what you need to do if it’s making you un-happy, stressed and possibly causing some severe health related health issues down the road?
What is that passion that you have? No matter what it may be just do it, even if you’re not making a living doing it, who cares, one day that passion can be a way of supporting yourself. All you have to do is pursue it and don’t make excuses, like “I’m too busy and have no time.” You’ve got to make time for it, especially if it makes you happy and releives stress from this busy face paced society were living in today. It can be something as simple as a drawing and/or coloring like we did as kids, if it makes you happy do it. Whatever it may be figure out a way to get yourself out there, that is if you want to be recognized. You never know, that picture you quickly sketched while on you’re lunch break may mean nothing to you, but could mean the world to someone else.
Continure doing what you “need” to do, but never forget what it is that you “want” to do. In todays world with social media it’s a lot easier to get your name out there with what you love to do, you just can’t expect it to happen overnight.
You can’t expcet a garden if you don’t plant the seeds.
So plant that seed and put in the time, effort and remain persistent and be patient. Most importantly never give up. Giving up is the ultimate failure and you’ll never know what could’ve been had you kept at it and not knowing has got to be one of the worst feelings in the world, you know the “what ifs” in life.
Being able to do both what is needed and what is wanted on a daily basis and gaining some level of inner peace, happiness and having some fun while doing it is success.
If more of us were pursuing our passions maybe the population would know what true happiness is not the short term happiness we gain from the materialistic things we have and want.
The beauty of a garden isnt always whats growing inside of the garden, but the growing on the inside of the individual tending to the garden.