ZEN – simple, easy, tranquil
Having a Zen attitude is about finding mindful awareness of the present moment. This creates freedom from stress, and negative feelings.
When we have a ‘zen’ garden, it helps us focus on the beauty of nature. We relax and respond more gently to our everyday life.
In the garden
I see only your face
From trees and blossoms
I inhale only your fragrance.
”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” (Audrey Hepburn)
”Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it” (Rumi)
”As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world” (Buddha)
”Unhappiness and rain just drift by and are gone; they are visitors” (John Aske)
”Life begins the day you start a garden” (Chinese proverb)
”Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years” (Unknown)
”Garden as though you will live forever” (William Kent)
”There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments” (Janet Kilburn Phillips)
”A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” (Greek proverb)
”This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden” (Rumi)