A few days ago I was sitting there and it occurred to me that so many people drive by this park on their daily commutes and have never seen it. In fact, many others actually walk right past it on a popular trail and don’t even know about this special place. It is a true “secret garden” - one you can’t see unless you look for it. Ironically though, there is a path that leads directly to this special place. Once you discover it, you always know the way back and it’s hard to stay away.
That made me think about how there can be a special place right in the middle of it all, and yet we don’t realize that it is there. If only we could find the path.
Within your heart is a secret garden, a place of beauty and tranquility. You may have trouble finding its entrance because of ongoing anxiety and stressful things zooming you past it. Honestly, even daily to-dos and moment to moment worries cause us to hurry on to the next distraction. You may be searching for the secret to happiness while it is waiting patiently right within you.
Just think - if you were to make a conscious effort to detour from the usual stress laden, 'to-do' filled rat race we call life - what would you find in your secret garden? I know that in the garden of your heart, there is clarity and the key to unlock your inner strengths, creativity, and beauty beyond what you could dream of.
Take stock of what’s in your secret garden this week and let me know if you find anything tucked away. Don’t worry if things still seem hidden...next week, I’ll share ways you can remove the distractions that are blocking your view.
To a Life Beyond Measure,
The Life Engineer
p.s. if you found this helpful, please pass this along to your colleagues and friends — anyone who would love to find their own secret garden. New people are always welcome to join and can sign up for the list here.