Garden Meditation Day

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What is your favorite holiday? Why is it your favorite?
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Garden Meditation Day is a real holiday, I promise. And it is celebrated today, May 3rd! Is this a long-standing favorite holiday of mine? Well, no. I just discovered it yesterday, actually, but as a Christian I can’t think of a better place to meditate and pray than in the middle of God’s creation. It spoke to me so much that I decided to do a deep dive into it’s history & purpose to learn more.

National Garden Meditation Day encourages us to get out and enjoy the sacred spaces in nature by spending some time in thoughtful meditation. Garden Meditation Day is an annual event celebrated on May 3rd of each year which encourages individuals to connect with nature and cultivate inner peace through gardening. It is believed to have been inspired by the ancient practice of Japanese Zen gardens. The concept of garden meditation is rooted (no pun intended) in the idea that spending time working with plants and soil can reduce stress, promote mindfulness, and improve overall mental and physical well-being.

Benefits of Meditation:

  • Enhanced concentration and focus
  • Improved self-awareness, self-esteem and self-acceptance
  • Better physical health and immunity
  • More creativity and productivity
  • Reduced stress & better emotional well-being
  • Better sleep quality & reduced fatigue

How you enjoy this day is up to you, but find some time to get outside. 😊

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  1. Meditating accomplishes so much; I have to chuckle when people say they don’t have time. If they tried meditation for a week, they’d realize how much more clear their thinking is and essentially how much time is saved. It’s proven that meditating actually increases productivity in progress.

      • John, I absolutely love it when others ask about improvements, especially easy ones, they can do in their life. Set a time each day where you can borrow five minutes and download this free app. Set a reminder on your phone, and let’s go!

        You’ll notice results in the way you handle stress between 7 to 10 days, and it will continue improving front there. Promise! 😌

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