Weeds or Seeds?

“Your mind  is a garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers
or you can grow weeds.”

Such is the paraphrase from William Wordswith’s poem,|

“Your mind is the garden,
your thoughts are the seeds,
the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.”

 A metaphor and an image with a resounding impact, especially if one is at crosswords mentally.  All our thoughts originate from our mind (let’s forget the heart for the moment, that invariably gets us into trouble!).  Our mind, the garden, gives root to our thoughts that is derived from our experiences, all that we see, watch and ultimately do.  Every thought is a seed.  What grows in that mind’s garden can either be flowers or weeds.

The trick is to be mindful in life, water that which you want to bloom, nourish your mild, cultivate what you would like to reap.  Sometimes circumstances and life’s events weigh us down in the worst possible ways, life is admittedly tough. Out of that negativity and upset, your harvest may be thorny wild, weeds.  Constantly sad, listless and upset?  That invites negativity of mind and body. In creeps, sickness and debilitation.

… and who needs that?
Happiness, fulfilment and love generates rosy images of good growth.

So, better late than never. Rather be a late bloomer. Even if you are a rose amongst the thorns (that is all perspective, right? Right!). Remove the weeds and thorns of your flesh and garden. Cease to be the shrinking violet or wallflower.  Aspire to be as fresh as a daisy, remain as busy as a bee and make your life, your bed of roses. You can. Before the bloom is off the rose. You are travelling this way but once.  Resolve to come up as fragrant as a rose and happy as a sunflower with the resilience of the mimosa.
What you reap, you shall sow, what you manifest, shall bloom.

For Heather, thank you!

47 thoughts on “Weeds or Seeds?

  1. Thank you all for the positive feedback on this post.
    I think every once in a while, we need to remind ourselves that It Is Up To Us to see the potential and God’s blessings. All to often, we are too busy with being “overwhelmed” and engrossed in the “busyness” of life. So taking stock once in a while to see the wood for the trees is a must! I send regards to all. K

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    • Ahhh, Im nothing compared to my friend Heather. Whenever I have a weepie moment, I think of her and buckle up again. This was my status which she used and kept as hers and I have borrowed it back. Guess we all need a reminder now and then. I send a hug to you.

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  2. “The trick is to be mindful,” you say. So true! When hurt, frustration, or what-ifs want to take root, I have to constantly turn my thoughts to God, and all the positive, beautiful, and praiseworthy things he has provided in my life (Philippians 4:8). Over time, it becomes easier to nip negativity as soon as (or shortly after!) it starts to sprout. But it does take continual effort–at least for me. A thought-provoking post, Kavita! P.S. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit!

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    • Thank you Nancy for reading and responding. I was thrilled to come across your blog. You remind me of my aunt who has now left us to be with her Jesus. She was the epitome o a good Christian and kindness personified. If only more of us would accept Jesus, we would certainly be richer for it. I look forward to visiting and know that I will be warmly received. Kind regards, Kavita, Sunshiny South Africa.

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