Earth Etude for Elul 16: Lessons learned from my garden

Thinking of my relationship with t’shuvah It means to mentally return to positive words and actions and perform mitzvot (commands). Your tissue It also involves understanding our relationship with the earth, and for me, learning what my garden teaches me. In his short book, “Do Not Throw in the Troops,” the author states: “The garden is a masterpiece of human and natural unity. For me, a good garden is well-planned and well-maintained, and I am grateful for the wisdom and perseverance of the earth to lay the groundwork for the proper growth of plants, shrubs and trees.

As I take care of my gardens, I practice ways to develop and develop those healthier aspects of body, mind, and spiritual well-being.

Through consolidation t’shuvah, I focus on expanding my ability to forgive broken and vulnerable areas within me and exploring the skills to forgive those weak and difficult places in my family and friends. Jewish law was in full swing. I will keep a close eye on many important modern literature, publications, and social justice activities; They help us to learn how to protect the earth, which benefits all of us today.

I conclude with words from Tich Nahat Han, a Buddhist monk who teaches that it is one of the five mental trainings: And my family, my community and the consciousness of the world. ”

And let us say Amen.

Maxine Lyon enjoys sharing her knowledge of the benefits of Jewish and Buddhist meditation practices, is involved in racial justice, and has been a gardener for many years, growing vegetables in any space around her home in Newton.

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