Happiness & Gardening
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” ~ Jack Kerouac
How do you know when you are truly doing something you are passionate about? For me it is that time slows down, the wheels in your mind slow down and the normal concerns of the day don’t enter your brain. You become completely and totally mindful and in the moment, nothing else exists but what you are doing at that second.
One of the things that I am truly passionate about is gardening. I can spend an entire day turning over earth, planting, weeding, building fences and tending plants. Hell, and apologies to my Buddhist friends, I can even be mindful of killing slugs. Today happily was one of those amazing days, the sun was shining and I spent hours building a fence and planting. It was a truly a happy day for me my friends.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our jobs made us feel that way every day? Well that is one of the things I’m personally working on, I hope you are having more success on that path my friends and have a happy day of your own. ~ Rev Kane