“If you plant seeds of love, compassion, truth and integrity, then you reap the rewards. If you choose not to plant anything, then weeds will overrun your garden; the weeds of hate, anger, negative thoughts and actions.” – Barry Gottlieb.
Just as a gardener cultivates his plot,keeping it free from weeds and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires,so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong,useless and impure thoughts,and cultivating toward perfection, the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts.
By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul and the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought and understands with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances and destiny.
Our conscious mind is like a farmer choosing which seeds are to be planted in the subcon-scious garden. Either we chose positive thoughts/seeds that move us forward or we choose negative thoughts that disempower us and lead to disintegration. If you want to know what you have planted and nourished, simply look at your life.What you live is the reflection of the plants grown from the seeds you planted and the care you gave them.
There are two businessmen. They started their businesses together and were carrying on well until a financial crisis loomed large over them. The first one was overwhelmed and every day, he
started his business with negative thoughts. “This damn thing is gonna finish me,” he used to mumble every minute.
The second businessman, too, was shattered. But he was not ready to feel down. He knew and believed in his deepest self that this was temporary and a dawn is sure to come. Whenever possible, he told himself this.
No prizes for guessing who overcame the crisis first.