There's a Zen saying I'm particularly fond of . . .
"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day --- unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour."
--- Old Zen adage
I'm in the middle of Crunch Time right now. I just returned from a vacation. My daughter came for a wonderful extended visit. Tom and I had a reunion to attend last week. Work deadlines are exploding everywhere around me. Oh. And I'm planning to head up north for another vacation next week. Yeah. It's Crunch Time.
But over the weekend I remembered the Old Zen adage . . . and applied it to my garden.
I took a break.
I did some weeding. And some deadheading. A little planting, too.
I cleaned off my potting bench and organized everything for the rest of the season.
I harvested Swiss chard from my kitchen gardenfor dinner, and added fresh mint to my iced tea.
I noticed that I felt better.
More upbeat, for sure.
I'm pretty certain that Old Zen adage applies to gardening!
You should get out in your garden for 20 minutes every day - unless you're too busy; then you should garden for an hour!
(It worked for me.)