Our interdependence has never been clearer. We look at world events and shake our heads with a feeling of being overwhelmed or in awe of the magnitude of constant changes. While that can leave one feeling unsure of next steps, a wise person once told me that these are often magnified versions of our everyday processes.
I like to think of gardening as one of the ways we understand the role we play in cultivating what we have, while there are forces outside of us that also nurture the work. With gardening we need the rain, the sun, the wind, the insects. We count on their support and the interplay of our actions.
While we cannot control everything, we have a role to play in how we manage our daily interactions and relationships so that we yield “good fruit”. I invite you to consider retreating into nature’s spaces; even nurturing some part of it (even if only one plant) to recall that we do have some ownership for the growth we experience, but benefit from the interconnectedness of elements we can only gain through sharing.