Tending the garden of the heart - Day 19
Dad and our children put up a fence around the garden to protect it from deers, our dogs running through it and from our children when they're playing ball. We also plan on planting marigold around the garden to keep away the bugs and the deers, at least that's what we were told by other more experienced gardeners. After all the hard work that's been put into the garden, we definitely wouldn't want to see it trampled on.
Once you've made a decision to make changes in your heart and life, engaging in the groundwork necessary to effect and manifest this change, protecting what you've invested is essential for continued growth and success.
A proverb comes to mind, "Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it." Everything we aspire to be, whether consciously or not, flows from within us; what's within our hearts.
When you allow any and every thought to enter your mind and then your heart, you allow these thoughts to have free range. Negative thoughts intertwine and entangle your life, blocking the path of good that should be flowing freely into and through your life.
Ponder on the thoughts that you're engaged in on a regular basis. How are they adding to or subtracting from your life? How focused are you on these thoughts? Have they become a part of your belief system which inhibits you from moving forward or blockers of your good coming to you?
Take the time today to think about what your thought patterns are and compare your life to the way you're thinking.