Consider the Whole
If you plant your garden as a garden of peace,
you will be making a very important contribution to Mother Earth
and her family.
Every garden should be a garden of peace where
everyone can come and find peace and shared community with one
another. A shared community is like a family. We all work together
and help one another to be happy and well fed.
When you planted your seeds you planted good
thoughts with the seeds, remember? Perhaps some of the thoughts
could be displayed on signs that you have placed in different
spots in the garden? It would be nice to decorate those signs
with little flowers and butterflies. This, of course, would
help people to be considerate of all life and to walk peacefully
upon this earth. You would be helping Mother Earth a great deal
by doing this.
Then you could put a peace bench or two in
your garden. Where people would sit and be quiet. This would
be a nice addition to your garden, I think.
One of the most important things that people
can learn and experience from peace gardens is to be quiet and
listen. When you listen, you learn so much. It also shows respect
when you listen to the talking trees and the singing birds and
all those who live in the garden. I, myself, listen a lot. That
is where I get most of my information. I listen with both ears
and my heart.
I hope you will plant a peace garden. I would
like to see Mother Earth be filled with gardens of peace. And
there would be benches everywhere for people to sit and be still.
And Mother Earth would be happy again because people would hear
her voice and have understanding of her ways.
copyright 2003 by Patricia Jepsen