The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Zen Proverb
A Time To Heal Pt. 2 Cleaning out the weeds: Eliminating negative energy, people and thoughts.

Cleaning out the weeds: Eliminating negative energy, people and thoughts.

We have come to a time in our lives where growth is either desired and sought after or absolutely necessary for healthy survival, or both. A vital part of the process in healing our inner beings is cleaning out the negativity.

Visualize. You have a garden that can produce many nutritious fruits and vegetables, and lovely flowers and healing herbs; yet the garden at this time is bare, dry and filled with weeds.

This garden is of two levels. The first level being your heart. The second level, your mind.  We shall expound on the second level first.

In the second level, the garden is your mind, the produce consists of your talents, determination, ideas, skills and creative habits. The bareness represents the lack of attention to the nurturing of your own mind. The dryness is the likeness of the lack of water. Literally. The brain is an organ and our organs need sufficient amounts of water and oxygen to function correctly, so drink up and breathe deep! The weeds are the negative thoughts. In order for growth to occur, one must give attention to the mind. Acknowledge and recognize your ideas and accomplishments daily . Give yourself due credit for the goals you achieve on a daily basis. This builds momentum and resolves your motivation to keep achieving. Pay attention and watch the thoughts that pass through your mind. Are they healthy? Are they serving you or are they disturbing you? Acknowledge the negative thoughts and judgmental opinions of others for what they are, weeds and remove them from your garden.  Nurture your mind by pursuing knowledge and building on ideas, projects and subjects that interest you.

In the first level, the garden is the heart. The heart is our most precious asset.  Nurture your heart by being kind and compassionate with yourself. Then in turn, you will be able to be kind and compassionate with others. Acknowledge any bitterness, hate, resentment, unresolved anger and discontentment festering within your heart. Acknowledging the feelings that frustrate us opens the door to healing. Once we are aware of what plagues us. We can begin to understand WHY and let go.  

~To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them; who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully ~ James Allen

It is time to make yourself proud and everyone else a little nervous.
Joey Comeau
When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.
~ Osho

(Source: fourteendrawings)