YOUR MIND IS LIKE …
YOUR MIND IS LIKE GARDEN AND YOU ARE THE GARDENER
Your body is a vessel that carries your soul, so take good care of it! That’s a concept easy to grasp. Everybody knows how important it is to take adequate care of the body with regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a moderate lifestyle; and it makes complete sense to go to the doctor when you get sick. Everybody knows and agrees with the importance of healthy living, but sticking to it is completely another story.
Alternatively, taking good care of your mind is not perceived as common sense as taking care of your body; even though it’s sometimes even more important. Psychological pain is often much harder on you than physical pain. At the least, a poor mindset leads to being constantly trapped in negative emotions, causing unpleasant life decisions, self-sabotage, several severe diseases (mind has an enormous influence on the body), unhappy life in general, and many other negative behaviors and outcomes.
Scars on a body are well recognized, but wounds of a soul are sometimes permanently hidden. Thus, you must regularly take care of your mind. Much like you can do many things for your physical health, to avoid any serious illness or injury that needs to be cured by a doctor, so you can take many precautions to take good care of your mind, to not find yourself in depression, social anxiety, severe stress, eating disorder, procrastination, cognitive distortions or any personality disorder. We don’t even need to go that far.
Being unhappy or unsatisfied in life, wasting your potential is certainly an important enough reason to start taking better care of your life by upgrading the way you think. It may help if you imagine your mind like a garden that you have to take care of regularly.
YOUR MIND IS LIKE GARDEN AND YOU ARE THE GARDENER
Even though nothing lasts forever, you can extend the longevity of matters with positive actions, regular maintenance, and constant growth and improvement. Your body and mind are no exceptions to that. With regular maintenance, they both last longer and function better. That’s exactly what you want. If you want to have a beautiful garden, you have to take care of it regularly; on a daily basis. And if you want to have a beautiful mind, you have to take care of it regularly; also on a daily basis. There are several ways how you can take good care of your mind garden: Plant the right seeds and regularly wipe out the weeds
PLANT THE RIGHT SEEDS
The seeds in the garden of mind are constantly being planted. The seeds in the garden of mind are your thoughts, opinions and concepts. The correct seeds, the beautiful seeds from which a pleasant flower will grow, are all the thoughts that bring the positive into your life. The precise seeds are tender thoughts of sharing, connecting and loving – yourself, people, things, and ideas.
Examples of the genuine seeds to plant in your garden of mind are:
Your life visions, life mission, and life strategies for how you will achieve your goals
Being proud of yourself and feeling good in your own skin
Brainstorming innovative ideas
Thinking about the positive qualities of other people and your plan to connect with them even more
Things you are looking forward to in life
Things you are grateful for
Learning and constantly improving
Mentoring others and showing them how they can do things better, Try the World
Conversely, harmful seeds or weeds are all the thoughts that bring the negative into your life. Make sure that other people aren’t throwing rotten seeds on your soil. Negative thoughts or seeds are rough mental energies of excluding, disconnecting, and hating – yourself, people, things, and ideas.
Examples of negative seeds being planted in your mind:
Minimizing your accomplishments
Comparing yourself to others and being jealous
Fantasizing about revenge or misfortune happening to other people
Labeling yourself and others in a negative way
Drowning in self-pity and a victim mindset
Being a perfectionist and always wanting more and more
Other cognitive distortions
Make sure that other people aren’t throwing rotten seeds on your soil. When we talk about rotten seeds, the most important fact is that by judging the same negative thought over and over again, you give rotten seeds the power to grow and spoil your garden.
They can completely overtake it. They can completely destroy your mind and your life. So you want to pull out the weeds while they’re still inaudible and manageable. Stop feeding the monster. Starve it. Check out Eden Seed
By anticipating the same negative thought over and over again, you give rotten seeds the power to grow.
On a more positive note, by anticipating the same positive thought over and over again, you give healthy seeds the power to grow. So think positive thoughts repeatedly. Appreciate them.With your actions, you give additional power to your rotten or healthy seeds to grow. That means you have to be careful how you think, what you say, and especially how you act.