Garden OR Garbage


"There was a gardener who loved each tree, each plant, each little shrub, in his garden so dearly that he would not cast away the dead leaves and withered branches. He stored them in his garden.
Gradually, all the space in his garden was taken over by the dead leaves and dead branches. The beautiful garden wore the look of a garbage heap.
Are we not ------most of us------like this gardener?

We go on storing worries and anxieties, failures and frustrations, fears and disappointments etc in our beautiful garden of life converting it into 'garbage heap'
What do you think?

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20 comments:

  1. I think that can be very true with some of us at some points in our lives but too, I can see that "garbage" turning into a beautiful compost pile where wonderous things can grow and thrive from. Don't you think so?

    Thank you for the post today and the thought(s) you've implanted in me today.

    Peace, love and beauty in your life/lives today.

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  2. hi surjit u are absolutely right we store our worries and sadness thoughts , fears even the bad moments in our mind that really spoils our life we need to cast them away in order to have a beautiful life this is very inspiring
    thx for lovely post
    best wishes

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  3. Hi Surjit!

    Thanks for the reminder! Indeed, the negativities in our lives burden us down very much more than we can imagine!

    My humble view is that it takes great effort and spiritual awareness to remove such attachments to the past. I am sure many know the harmful efforts of holding on the pains of the past. But how to remove them?

    If you could put a post on this topic, I am sure many including myself would benefit from it.

    Blessings!

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  5. guilty as charges surgit... i dont know why but i refuse to cast any of it aside... i am just not content to be without it... i wish i could dsay i was ready but i am not....

    excellent thought provoking post.....

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  6. Thanks RubyShooz, for sharing your valuable views.
    My best wishes.

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  7. Lili, I fully agree with your view point. Thanks for adding your insights to my post. God bless you.

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  8. Water Learner, I appreciate your words of wisdom:
    '.....that it takes great effort and spiritual awareness to remove such attachments to the past....'
    Yes, I will try to write on the topic you have suggested in due course of time.
    Thanks and good luck.

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  9. Paisley, at least you are of aware of what is happenig in your mind.And this 'awareness' will lead you to cast away your past from your mind one day.
    My best wishes.

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  10. hi surjit..u r right! many dont understand that we human beings depending to our nature..they just fail to realize that we are blessed by the mother nature. Hope all of us realize and tcare of our nature!

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  11. Thanks Anits,for sharing your views. Good luck.

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  12. Hey Surjit!

    I am waiting! Looking forward to it. Attachments has been my biggest weakness that I have been working on.

    Blessings!

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  13. Yeah, that's true enough. I'm one of those people who used to carry chains of my past...I've learnt to let go of most of them, though I know sometimes I still carry some.

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  14. Oh sure!! Riv, I shall do that. It is my pleasure.
    God bless you.

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  15. Amel,it is very difficult to get rid of our past. But when we become aware of its malady,we start concentrating on our present and then thoughts of past do not affect us much.
    Thanks for adding your valuable views to my post. Good luck.

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  16. It is a challenge to let go of the dead things to make room for the new life, but it must be done.
    As you say, too much 'holding on' will smother the garden and kill it.

    To much introspection, too much holding on and reliving the past will smother the individual.

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  17. Hi, Surjit,

    Since I LOVE your blog, I'd love to share this with you...

    I Love Your Blog

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  18. Amel, I am so overwhelmed by your kind gesture. This award means a lot to me.
    Thanks for your continuous support.
    My good wishes.

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  19. Thanks Surjit!
    A simple but great message!

    Thanks for the reminder that we must learn to remove all unnecessary worries and anxieties, failures and frustrations, fears and disappointments!

    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  20. Thanks Sam Chan, for sharing your insights.Adding Ralph W .Emerson's
    quote has made my post more meaningful.
    My best wishes.

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