wellness cultivator 571: one’s garden

When one incorrectly allows harmful information into the soil of a garden, the plant growing in that soil, having taken in and assimilated what’s harmful, will sooner or later falter.

When one incorrectly does not allow beneficial information into the soil of a garden, the plant growing in that soil, not having taken in and assimilated what’s beneficial, will sooner or later falter.

When the plant falters, one who tends to the plant but not to the soil nor one’s gardening thesis is incomplete in approach.

When the plant falters, one who tends to soil but not to the plant nor one’s gardening thesis is incomplete in approach.

When the plant falters, one who tends to one’s gardening thesis but not to the plant nor the soil is incomplete in approach.

When the plant falters, one who correctly tends to the plant, the soil, and one’s gardening thesis is complete in approach.

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When one correctly does not allow harmful information into the soil of a garden, the plant growing in that soil, not having taken in and assimilated what’s harmful, will thrive.

When one correctly allows beneficial information into the soil of a garden, the plant growing in that soil, having taken in and assimilated what’s beneficial, will thrive.

When the plant thrives, one who does not allow harmful information into the soil but gives no thought to allowing beneficial information into the soil nor to periodic examination of one’s gardening thesis is incomplete in approach.

When the plant thrives, one who allows beneficial information into the soil but gives no thought to not allowing harmful information into the soil nor to periodic examination of one’s gardening thesis is incomplete in approach.

When the plant thrives, one who periodically examines one’s gardening thesis but gives no thought to allowing beneficial information into the soil nor to not allowing harmful information into the soil is incomplete in approach.

When the plant thrives, one who does not allow harmful information into the soil, allows beneficial information into the soil, and periodically examines one’s gardening thesis is complete in approach.

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When one over-attends one’s thriving plants, but under-attends one’s faltering plants and under-attends the gardening thesis which results in thriving or faltering, this is an incomplete approach.

When one over-attends one’s faltering plants, but under-attends one’s thriving plants and under-attends the gardening thesis which results in thriving or faltering, this is an incomplete approach.

When one over-attends one’s gardening thesis which results in thriving or faltering, but under-attends one’s thriving plants and under-attends one’s faltering plants, this is an incomplete approach.

When one gives right attention to the thriving plants, the faltering plants, and the gardening thesis which results in thriving or faltering, this is a complete approach.

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The relationship to wellness-health is this:

Soil is mind.

Plant is body.

Information ranges from super-subtle to super-dense:

from thoughts/feelings to words to actions to electromagnetic forces to gases to liquids to solids.

Gardener is the “I”.

Gardening thesis is one’s lifestyle habits.

Garden is life.

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Reflection Questions:

What constitutes benefit? What constitutes harm?

What constitutes thriving? What constitutes faltering?

What is the foundation of your gardening thesis? That is, what is the foundation of your lifestyle–what information you do or do not expose your system to?

What teachers in your life contributed to your gardening thesis? What are the origins of your ideas “this is beneficial information”, “this is harmful information”, “this is neutral information”?

How is your life-garden, right here and now, reflecting the influence of beneficial information?

How is your life-garden, right here and now, reflecting the influence of harmful information?

Where your health is faltering, in what ways might you be stubbornly holding on to an outmoded lifestyle thesis that perpetuates health faltering?

Where your health is thriving, in what ways might you pridefully, willfully, fearfully holding on to a lifestyle thesis that will eventually lead to health faltering?

Where your health is faltering, in what ways are you cultivating a beneficial thesis that will develop into thriving health?

Where your health is thriving, in what ways are you cultivating a beneficial thesis that maintain thriving health?

Do you empoweringly claim full responsibility for your life as it is or is not, right here and now–empoweringly not shifting blame to someone or something ”out-there”?

Do you disempoweringly not claim full responsibility for your life as it is or is not, right here and now–disempoweringly shifting blame to someone or something “out-there”?

But the beginning of transformation is awareness. And the very moment we stop blaming others and conditions…is the moment we take back our power to dramatically alter our situation.

Robin Sharma

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Copyright (c) 2021 Justin Jaucian

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