Some time ago, I was visiting some friends in the countryside. I was staying at a beautiful little guest cottage. Painted above the doorway were the words:
Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers or
You can grow weeds ...
It started almost as a kind of game. I decided to make an effort to watch my thoughts and see what it was duanwenw.com that I was planting in my own "garden". Then I discovered that many of these "seeds" were negative thoughts which undoubtedly would grow some thorns in my life.
I gradually came to see that many of my problems had their beginnings in the seeds of doubt, fear and anxiety. From this I have learned to try to plant something better. The results have been amazing! Obstacles disappear, and things that I once thought were either impossible or very far away suddenly came into view.
Every garden is changing. It’s not enough to just plant a single seed of happiness and then forget about it. duanwenw.com Your weak little seedling would soon be choked by weeds. It is necessary to continuously pull out and throw away those weeds as soon as they appear.
Love and happiness spread easily. People who are continuously planting these seeds in their own minds duanwenw.com are also planting them in other people’s minds. Just ask yourself what you are going to grow in the glorious garden of your mind.
From the window of my room, I could see a tall cotton rose hibiscus1. In spring, when the leaves duanwenw.com were half hidden by mist, the tree looked very enchanting, dotted with red blossoms. An inspiring neighbor of mine often set my mind working. I gradually began to regard it as my best friend.
One day, when I opened the window in the morning, to my amazement, the tree was almost bare beyond recognition as a result of the storm the night before. I felt a terrible sadness when I thought about the saying, "All blossoms are doomed2 to fall."
The course of life never runs smoothly. There are many ups and downs, and twists and turns. Isn’t it similar to the tree shedding3 its flowers in the wind? This event faded from my memory as time went by. One day after I came home from the countryside, I found the room to be stuffy4 and casually opened the window. Something outside caught my duanwenw.com eye and surprised me. It was a plum5 tree filled with scarlet blossoms standing in front of a beautiful sunset. The surprising discovery overwhelmed me. I realized that there was unyielding life sprouting6 over the fallen petals7 all around me.