Consider a garden. If you take care of it and cultivate it, it will blossom. Flowers will grow in it. But, on the other hand, if you allow weeds to grow, don't guard it against external contaminations—it won't be a pleasant garden to be in, would it?
When it comes to gardens, this seems pretty straightforward. But, what about your mind?
The garden of your mind is likely exposed to a lot of waste every day: negative thoughts, toxic people, other people's opinions, worries, and self-imposed fears. But, unfortunately, we not only let other people dump their waste in our mind, but we dump our own waste in there too!
If this is the nature of the input our mind receives, is it likely to be a pleasant place to live in? Our entire experience of the world is through our mind, so it's essential to take care of it! Nurture the garden of your mind, plant good thoughts, guard it against external contaminants - and it's bound to blossom.
We know what you're thinking. Easier said than done? Well, we're not done yet. Let's look at a simple exercise that can help you think happier thoughts in your mind's garden.
"Stand guard at the gateway of your mind. Keep it healthy and strong—it will work miracles in your life if you will only let it." ~ Robin Sharma