Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Gardening Lifestyle

Photo by Bruce Barone.

I am in God's Garden.
I am on my knees.
I am weeding. I know
From reading the Bible
Jesus said "By their fruits ye shall know them."
To do in garden:
Close my eyes and meditate
Practice repetition of the mantra
Focus by slowing down
Photograph and Pray
With one-pointed attention
Cook by training my senses
Always put the welfare of others first
Give thanks for spiritual companionship
Read from the scriptures and mystics
Of all religions
Sit down and read again
Teach self to paint
Put seed out for the birds.
Is it
For anyone
Not to be?

Photo by Bruce Barone.

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  1. Such a soulful and beautiful post - perfect for this time of year. As the days shorten, and the light wanes, I find myself turning inward more. Love the post, and the dreamy, photo. You have an amazing eye, and wax so poetically. :)
    Happy Autumn to you!
    xo isa

  2. yes, we are in the garden of life. witness. we must witness, with our hands and our minds and our souls. you do it beautifully here, bruce. what a stunning piece, photographs and writing. this is the stuff i believe in, this reflection, this being.


  3. What a great post! Your photos are truly AMAZING!


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