Perhaps engaging with the earth in this intimate way reconnects us with the source of our life and therefore genuinely calms us. It may be that in the garden the elements of earth, air, water, and fire (in the form of light) come into natural balance. The garden is also where growth, the exuberance of life, and the natural process of decay so vividly take place. We are reminded that everything is connected as we haul barrowfuls of plant stems, trimmed leaves, and uprooted stalks to the compost pile and later dig in the newly made soil containing last season's withered plants. In the garden we can be rooted where we are: in the sunshine, in the soil, in the present moment.
— from Mindful Moments for Stressful Days, by Tzivia Gover
Photo by Melanie Jolicoeur