Wednesday 15 December 2010

Your soul...

What is your soul craving?
Passion - Caster Oil plants are one of my favourite



Good times - Margaritas and Tapas
Wisdom and philosophical converstaion
Design milk

Winter is being a little kinder to us this week and temperatures are above 0. I have actually got out of my nest and attended to my garden. I feel awful that I neglected it over the past couple of weeks, my only visits being a mad dash for the compost heap and a gruelling mission to refill the bird food.

A guy I met in an Indian throw shop once told me that your garden is part of your soul. Your plot of land, your chance to create your own little piece of Eden. If you are neglecting your garden you are probably neglecting your inner self.

When I took that step outside to tend to  my garden I did actually feel sadness, the grass was messy and covered with leaves, my roses were wilted and my pond frozen. As I raked the leaves and pruned my roses I reflected on the past few weeks spent in my 'nest' working on my dissertation and I realised I have been neglecting my self. It is all too easy to stay inside in this cold weather, to hide away as the hibernation instinct takes over, but it really doesn't do us any good.

So this week I am getting out there every day to tend to my soul, to feel the chill on my cheeks and the wind in my hair. I urge you to too, even if you only have a window box or a house plant. Your soul needs you


Anonymous said...

great post.:)

nyssa said...

I love the last photo the best and the sentiment of Freedom. Beautiful post, beautiful honouring of what your soul needs most.

Monica said...

lovely pics.

my own garden, or Land, is neglected. although it is mostly wild anyway.

other things have asked for my time. but when i do get out there, it's thrilling.

Notes From ABroad said...

The one place I am guaranteed peace and quiet and serenity is in my garden.
These days my gardens are on the balconies and window boxes but wherever I live, there is a garden and I find such peace and contentment when I spend time in them.