Meditating in your garden is a great way to start your day and carry the peace along with you, or to run to at day's end as you would to a refreshing lake, and dive into a quiet meditation. Either way you come up renewed with freshened energy to go on with your projects.
You don't need a large space to meditate. You can go out in your garden to meditate all seasons of the year if you dress appropriately. I bundle up in cold weather as sitting still the body temperature lowers.
I love to sit on my back bench after lunch because I work at home and it is the place the sun shines the most reliably, being on a south-facing wall. You want to take location for your meditation chair or bench into consideration if you plan to use it throughout the seasons as I do.
I've learned to meditate listening to the soothing sounds of nature, especially the seasonal and all-season birds. Our male black birds sound like they are singing a repertoire of songs and it amazes me how an animal so small can have such a voice that carries through the neighborhood. In the early evening he sits atop the highest tree and gives us a concert. Just listening to him is a meditation. Sometimes I feel the beauty and diversity of creation to the extent I cry for joy.
So, make your meditation garden a place you, too, will enjoy year round!
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer