The garden of mind
How a man’s mind can be compared to a garden?
“Good thoughts, good fruits and bad thoughts produce bad fruits”- James Allen
Like a plant which originated from its seeds, thus a man from the hidden seeds of his thoughts. A man’s actions are the product of his own thoughts. Thoughts which could give him either a fruit of happiness and joy or it could be the other way such as grief and suffering. A man may harvest a sweet and bitter fruit-aged in his own plantation. This will depend on how he will nurture his garden.-Man’s mind is like a garden, he can grow as intelligent and productive as he can be or he can be the opposite; a dorky and unproductive weed. Either you will take good care of it or abandon the garden in your mind; still it will give you an outcome. If you don’t plant a useful seed in your mind, then useless weeds will grow.
How man can take care of his thought? “As you reap your own harvest, you get either pain or pleasure.”-Just like a gardener who loves his garden, we must also take good care of our mind. We must keep it out from weeds and plant only what is needed. Thus, if you plant honesty then you will reap trust. Plant love and you will reap happiness and peace. Plant dignity and you will reap respect. But if you plant negative thoughts and envy, you will reap hatred. If you plant hatred, you will reap grief and suffering. Like an old saying says; you can never reap an apple out of an orange.
Our minds must weed out all the useless and impure thoughts and let it bloom into a beautiful flower and bear fruits with useful and pure thoughts. Develop and sustain this process and sooner or later we will discover that we are the gardener of our soul. The director of our own movie entitled LIFE.
How are man’s thoughts, character and circumstance connected? “A man cannot hide his thoughts for his character will uncover it and shape his circumstances”.
A man’s thoughts and characters are connected; it can be distinct and uncovered through its environment and circumstances. Our outer life must always be coordinated and balance with our inner-self. Hence, it doesn’t mean that our circumstances will define our entire character. Those circumstances are connected with our thoughts which are vital for our growth and development. We were made being; the thoughts we built can be seen or may reflect in our character, the character which will bring you to where you are supposed to be.
The circumstances that we have are the product of our character which was cultivated by our thoughts. Every seed of thoughts we plant into our mind will be rooted in there, and sooner or later it will bloom into our character and will bear a fruit of its own, either opportunities or circumstances. Once we discover the process of our thought and understand how our mind operate; our character and our circumstances will follow. As though, everything started in our thought.