your life is a garden

October 31st, 2010

And you are the only gardener. Meditate on this.


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  2. Thank you, Karen!

    Comment by Mama Zen — October 31, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  3. You are a consistent gardener – so well-groomed (haha, that sounded funny – yes, you and the exquisite Japanese garden!). I know, because we also have two giant sycamores, and the leaves are insurmountable! My husband is the one who enjoys gardening, but he’s busy, and it doesn’t take long before they’re everywhere.

    I’m sure his upbringing had something to do with it – he has also cultivated many other tropical-looking trees that probably remind him of home. So, serious question. Do you have a lot of mosquitos? Sometimes little pools of water form and I think they attract mosquitos. I see you have a lot of water, so I was wondering.

    Comment by Kaishu — October 31, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  4. This is beautiful, Karen. I am grateful you shared it with us.

    Comment by Ines — November 1, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  5. Your garden is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Comment by Annie — November 2, 2010 @ 11:02 am

  6. I love what you said about making a life of cleaning the leaves in the pond, instead of making a job of it. Words of wisdom.

    Comment by Annie — November 2, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this Karen. It warms me up and makes me feel and smell your garden the way I was so lucky to do once. The beauty of the greens, water and rocks along with the chirps of birds and bugs and your soothing voice was just what I needed this morning. THank you.

    Comment by katie murphy — November 2, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  8. Thank you for sharing the garden with us. After reading Hand Wash Cold, I have wondered what it looked like. It was also wonderful to see the Jizo as I’ll be sitting with Jizo tomorrow also. Thank you, Maezen.

    Comment by Nichole Churchill — November 8, 2010 @ 3:13 am

  9. The video, though beautiful, does not do justice to the warmth and peace in your garden. Watching it, however, brought the feeling back to me. Thank you.

    Comment by Alana — November 9, 2010 @ 6:25 am

  10. How utterly wonderful… suchness is this. The falling leaf, the bridge of mindfulness, the island of eternal life… and all the sounds and songs around you. Lucky you to be there, lucky us to now share the space with you.

    Comment by Shaista — November 12, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

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