Garden Of The Spirit

Tending to our “Garden of the Spirit” provides us with a sense of “Whollyness.”

We tend our gardens with prayer, meditation, reflection, and mindfulness. Our inner life made up of our spirit, thoughts and emotions. For us to stay healthy this inner life must be fed and nurtured every day the same as do when we feed and nurture our physical bodies.

Many of us have heard the phrase “you can’t give what you don’t have”. While I understand this concept, I think it is stated too definitively. Initially, I thought my inner life had to be perfect or at least solid and stable but nothing could be further from the truth.

If we want help someone develop a higher level of self-esteem, we can. If we wait until our sense of self is solid and unshakable we may very well miss our very real opportunities, which surround us everyday.

If I am working on personal and professional growth, then I can help others along that path too.

Even if we’re not peaceful or joyful inside, don’t let that stop or even slow us down in any way from helping others. The act of helping others strengthens our own sense of self worth and esteem.

Tending to our “Garden of the Spirit” keeps us growing internally; it makes sure that we don’t wait for our lives to get perfect before we help others.  The joy of Service fills the gaps in our heart and soul and lets us practice “Whollyness”.

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This week, focus on this thought: I WILL TEND MY GARDEN OF THE SPIRIT EVERYDAY.

Through prayer, meditation, reflection and mindfulness, you can find and strengthen your inner self. If you are presented with an opportunity to be of Service to others, say “yes”.  Any sense of inadequacy you may have harbored will melt away.

As you help others, you help yourself.  As you strengthen others, you strengthen yourself. Being of Service makes us happy and whole.


John Chappelear
John is an award-winning author, consultant and speaker, with more than 30 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur. He is recognized internationally as an expert in individual and organizational wellness. His book, The Daily Six, has helped individuals and organizations across the world become more positive and productive. He is the founder of Changing the Focus, LLC which creates and delivers programs that builds positive, powerful, and balanced individuals, and more productive, creative, and profitable organizations.