“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – A.A. Milne
Weeds are everywhere. These wild plants annoyingly arrive in Spring and nest in our yards, until they are removed. Yet, maybe these unwanted plants are just waiting for the right individual to cherish their unique qualities. Maybe, we have judged them harshly by their obnoxious disposition. Perhaps, the weed is simply a representation of the inner struggle many feel to rid themselves of the unwanted or competing items (or people) surrounding them.
There have been many times in which I have judged others harshly. Mostly, from my own place of insecurity. Like the weed, I find myself competing for metaphorical ground space with others. Demanding attention from others, stealing the sunlight, etc; you get the picture.
I am trying to create a gentle space within my own thoughts to cultivate a positive perspective on people, experiences, and myself. Just like weeds, thoughts have the ability overrun the garden of the mind.