image from The Peace Whisperer

image from The Peace Whisperer

We Are Tenders Of The Garden of Life

Today seeds of hatred, intolerance and fear were sown.

As tenders in the garden of life we cannot encourage those seeds to sprout and take root.

Instead we must gently pull them from the fertile soil and lay them in the sun where they may wither.

At the same time we must sow even more seeds, but seeds of love, acceptance and kindness.

We must nurture them so they may thrive.

A garden is beautiful and lush even when a weed is found.

But as gardeners we must nurture the nature we wish to grow and flourish to maintain the balance.

This blog was originally posted January 7th, 2015.  It was edited and reposted January 8th, 2015.

Freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of the press.  Freedom.

Courage is more exhilarating that fear, and in the long run, it is easier.  We do not have to become heroes overnight.  Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up.  Seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared.  Discovering we have the strength to stare it down. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I took this quote from one of the Zen Pencil comic quotes.

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