Winter Garden — by Alanda Greene

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Winter Garden — by Alanda Greene

Post by Welles » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm

Alanda's back with another one of her "Lessons From The Garden" series of essays. In each she ponders the wonder and work of her garden in relation to the flourishing of her inner being. I love her writing. Here's a snippet of this one...

"There’s an outer cycle to seasons and there’s an inner cycle also. They tend to mirror each other, but I often don’t acknowledge that my own energy and creativity has seasonal fluctuations. Instead, I berate myself for not being more purposeful now that I have the time, not applying myself with more focus and diligence. I recognize self-accusations, such as “undisciplined, lacking focus, lazy, scattered.”

These accusations often function just under the surface, like all the things currently hidden by snow, so it requires listening and reflecting to catch the words that go with the feeling. They are old concepts, cultural and familial ideas that are as outworn as my old garden clogs. Unlike my clogs, they never did serve a useful purpose, but there’s a lingering suspicion that without the whip of these criticisms I would not get anything done; nothing would be accomplished or completed."


Winter Garden — by Alanda Greene

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Re: Winter Garden — by Alanda Greene

Post by Sandy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:54 am

Thank you Welles. I am learning to flow with the natatural rythmns of the earth around me and I do believe it helps. I enjoyed this article very much and hope to read more from Alanda Greene.
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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