“What is it all about? To get things done? No! Because you do them, and you undo them, and you do them, and you undo them, and you do them, and you undo them… What is the point in all of it? It is the thrill of the process along the way. Physical human minds keep thinking, “We have to be going towards some end.” And there is no end that you’re going toward. We are all on a perpetual cycle of joyous becoming. We will never get it done, ever, ever, ever, ever.” ~ Abraham Hicks
I had been experiencing the urgency to get things done ever since I moved to a new address the end of last year when I became a home-owner again for the first time in many years. At last I feel pretty settled inside my home right now, though I am still moving things here or there or trying out different places for objects to be.
More recently I’ve turned my attention to our small garden. Not surprisingly, I felt a sense of urgency to get the garden done – look a certain way. I hired someone to help. Here’s what’s been going on: I suggest, “Let’s plant these here. “Then a bit later I say, “Let’s move those flowers over there.” After I see the pattern of the sun and realize the plants need more than they are getting, I say, “Oh my, let’s move them over there instead.” And, well, you get my drift. I began to see that my garden will always be a work in progress. There’s a huge part of me that wanted it all done right now. I read the words for this month a few weeks ago -not for the first time – and realized that the time is now for me to enjoy my garden whether it’s finished or not. So I’m working on that.
I look at what’s done and enjoy the beauty. I rest my eyes on what’s already planted. I saw a hummingbird attracted to one of the plants that have been moved more than once and thrilled to see a hummingbird attracted to it where I could easily see it. I told myself, “good job, Brenda”. I choose to block out the Japanese Maple which is still waiting to get into its home in the soil. I choose to believe the still-potted baby pine will find its rightful place. In these ways I am enjoying the process of watching my garden grow. Instead of a sense of urgency I feel excited about the possibility of what’s next. And by the way, as I write this, I am thoroughly enjoying the huge potted plant filled with exquisite perennials that I can see from my office window.
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