I’ve always loved the possibilities of creating something from seemingly nothing and it’s helped me move forward in times of great change and instability….
Here is our much loved space for eating together, sharing coffee and ideas. Once it was literally a dead end - where an unforgiving wall disfigured the contours of the magnolia and opened to a vista of tarmac drive. It was unprepossessing and unharmonious, but to me full of the promise of change.
We can relate to a garden in terms that show us something important about ourselves too….
For whilst we know that our perspectives shape experience, nevertheless we often lack the capacity to be present enough with timidity not to follow its seductive draw. Space can feel fragmented and stuck in a physical landscape just as in an internal one …and we can steadfastly maintain our inner walls that limit our view. So how do we garden on the inside?
It’s important to recognise that conceptual knowledge is very different from experiential understanding - it’s why we need a practice that guides us how to soften our timidity and resistance.
Then we can progressively explore what needs to be released and enclose sensitively what needs to be protected …
As we become more adept at this, we will begin to discover the space inside us that feels precious too.