Inspiration & Inner Gardens - III
I hope that my products will make a difference in your life, no matter how small. Try them out and see if they:
- Make you or a friend smile, brightening your day.
- Inspire a newfound appreciation of nature, causing you to notice the pattern in a tree’s bark, or a garden tucked behind a city wall.
- Infuse your hectic life with images that relieve stress and connect you to the natural world.
- Help you internalize the vitality and joy a garden exudes, improving your health and mental outlook.
- Inspire you to plant a tree on your own or through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
- Enable you to share with others a joyful, lighthearted interpretation of nature that is uplifting.
- Spark a child's curiosity about flowers and the role they play in ecology.
- Catch a stranger's eye, leading to a friendly exchange.
All of these are steps in a process I call “Cultivating Your Inner Garden.” They are joined and intertwined like the tendrils of a vine, one leading to the other. The process begins with a simple smile, a reaction to a crazy color, improved awareness of our natural surroundings, maybe a hike or walk in a park, eventually followed by gratitude and a sense of being connected to the earth. This sense alone can enhance our moods and interactions with others.
If we choose, this sense also can enable us to enter a meditative state, or become more perceptive and empathetic as humans, to experience life more deeply and fully, to better know ourselves. At this point, I like to think we are becoming gardens ourselves, tending to long neglected soil, strengthening our foundations, expanding the reach of our root systems to embrace new horizons and resources.