Updated: Dec 9, 2020
There is something about the methodical process and the quiet concentration of weeding that has the ability to lead us into a silence difficult to find elsewhere.
During the past several decades of gardening, I have received some of my most profound teachings from weeds. Yes, I'm talking about those pesky plants that are out of control by mid-summer. Yet, despite the work they can cause us, they teach perseverance, and loads of patience.
Regardless of the conditions within which they live, these mighty leafy beings continue to offer us remarkable wisdom. We learn not to remove them from the comfortable roothold they have too quickly. If we do, we will either confuse them with the plants we want to keep, or we will only remove part of them; their roots waiting patiently to initiate another growth spurt.
As we tend our Inner Garden, weeding out the overgrown and crowded patterns and experiences that clutter our life, we heal. Quietly and patiently, exactly as our teacher has shown us to do.
Got Weeds? Consider yourself blessed!