Mind Alchemy Day 15 – Ask the Right Questions

Today should have been about affirmations but instead looks at asking the right questions.

I like this a lot. For me, it is analogous with properly preparing the soil before planting. After the weeding (getting rid of all those fears, anxieties and bad habits) your garden will look much better if you spend time tilling the soil, adding fertiliser and, perhaps most importantly, obtaining a visualisation of the finished (award-winning) garden – the intended outcome. You can then break this down into the right questions on plant and flower selections, use of colour schemes, form and texture, focal points etc. But you can only do this if firstly you see the ‘big picture’, the intended outcome.

To be really successful, your garden must become your great passion, your burning desire. You must devote yourself to it; think about it all of the time. Otherwise, borders will remain unfinished, colours won’t work, weeds may even return. You need to work at it constantly and love what you are doing. (sorry, I’m getting a bit carried away 😉 ).

And if you become frustrated and feel you are not making progress, then ask different questions or break the intended outcome into even smaller sections or borders or paving or whatever. But keep going or your garden will run wild and become overgrown with weeds.

So, are you asking the right questions?

2 responses to “Mind Alchemy Day 15 – Ask the Right Questions

  1. Love the garden analogy. It does lend itself in lots of ways, huh? Just like a garden, requires constant ongoing attention so too the mind on a daily basis. It is work, but it is also so worth it.

  2. Hey Debbie, as you know I do use the garden analogy a lot but you’re right it does lend itself so well. Weeding, digging, tilling, planting, pruning (need to do more with that one), bug deterants, then more weeding and all the time with tender, loving care or compassion, as you call it. And yes, if you can do all that persistently, then it is worth it. Take care, Stephen

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