Day 21: Cultivating Compassion in the Garden of Life

“Let your tears water the garden of your soul”. —Hawaii Wellness & Health Magazine

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This past weekend was a very busy one in the garden.

And along with 2 recent trips to the Miramar Landfill, we managed to get a lot of work to do.

Of course, we have quite a bit more work to be done, and there’s 9 days left in this 30 Day Gardening Challenge.

Sawing down dead trees on the hillside (and turning them into firewood) is going to be the most challenging job.

Pruning and trimming at this point will be to further shape the garden.

I now realize that after this 30 Day Challenge is over, daily work will need to be done to maintain the garden in a state of well-being.

This garden we are working on cannot truly exist without the compassion to create a livable space for others to enjoy. So, the goal is to also create an egoless garden that serves others and gives others enjoyment.

I am always inspired by the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas. And I keep striving for that goal, within my own means.

Completed

Daily Gardening Chores

✓ Sawing more dead branches for firewood.

✓ Continued trimming and pruning.

✓ Watering the lawn, trees and shrubs.

✓ Adding mulch to the soil.

✓ Dug up some undesirable plants.

✓ Adding pebbles.

✓ More fertilizing.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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