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Weeding as Spiritual Practice

Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe.                                                                                    ~ Thomas Berry   I spent part of the day absorbed in one of my favorite contemplative practices: Weeding. There’s something addictive about it. Just one more… Something that happens is my awareness of my energy field intensifies and I become conscious that there’s no edge, no boundary. There is movement and...

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The Cufflinked Gardener

  Today I stopped to talk with someone I see once in a while. He is a private banker for wealthy folks. He is a very smooth, polished sort of fellow. I suppose because of this I had formed a certain impression and made assumptions. Predictably, the conversation turned to the foot of snow we received yesterday. But then it surprised me. He spoke with delight about the boost in our snowpack and his passion for gardening. He talked about how his immigrant parents loved to garden together and...

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