Daily Meditation for May 24, 2022

As summer approaches, amateur and seasoned gardeners are usually quite excited about their gardens. They are busy selecting a variety of garden seed and have been planning with hopeful enthusiasm and expectation. They anticipate having a bumper crop of fruits and vegetables. They are already imagining which ones they will want to share with their neighbors and friends, and which ones they will be taking to the local Farmer’s Market. For those of us who are not avid gardeners, but are interested in planting something, may want to pause and ask ourselves what other kind of seeds can we plant? Perhaps we are busy planting and cultivating seed of peace, generosity, compassion and joy; or seeds of envy, rash judgment or discord? What kinds of seed will I plant today in my mind and heart? What sort of harvest will I reap in the months ahead in my garden?

By Joyce Iten, OSB