Are you planting any tree, flower, plant at home?
Some of my friends, when I encouraged them to do home gardening, they mentioned that
limited space at their home,
they stayed at condominium or apartment, no soil at all, as such they can’t plant anything.
No time, as they are too busy in their daily life,
They don’t know how to take care of plant…
We can give ton of excuses for not planting anything at home, however why not try to do it. It was great fun and also great experience to be with nature.
Even though, if we are staying in condominium or apartment, we still can plant by using pot, it’s not only enhance the home decoration, yet it bring oxygen, greenery are good for eye sight and moreover it can benefit to our insect friends too. It’s can also cultivate happiness and joy when you are seeing the plant is growing.
If you’ve some land at your house, do start your gardening. It’ll bring happiness to yourself, your surrounding, and our animal friends. Some of us, we might think that to be compassion and loving kindness only to human being, or only when we visit old folk home, orphanage home, disable home or when we help others, when we offer food to beggar and others… Yet, we can be compassion and loving kindness in any moment of life, no limitation and discrimination, apply your unconditional love to all living beings.
Think about it, when you start planting some plants, you can enjoy eating it later, at the same time, you are offering home and food to all our animal friends. You can also experience to live harmony with them, most important, do not use any pesticides and chemical fertilizer and you must have wholesome thoughts that you are not going to harm or kill them. Gardening is the best place to start our practice in loving kindness and compassion, you can also practice seeing others in you no matter what form they are in, always remember they want love and they fear of “Death”.
When you look at them closely, you see them as living beings, you are going to accept them and gradually you are going to love them.
When we moved in to our house, there is nothing in the garden except weeds, hardly see any living beings. After more than 3 years of hard work from my father, we can see so many living beings in our garden… butterfly, dragonfly, big ants, red ants, black ants, bees, bumble bee, grasshopper, mantis, caterpillar, spider, ladybird, fly, birds, squirrel, snails, worm and others.
We are happy to live harmony with them.
Why not take a try, start your little garden at home! For the benefit of you and other beings!
Let’s do it!