The Mindful Garden by Sarah Ahrens

The Mindful Garden by Sarah Ahrens

The sins were sown into the earth

Greed, pride, wrath, envy

Fertilized by hate and fear

Tended in secret, with gloves of lies

Clutching at the underground

Now those seeds have sprouted

In every last direction

Weeds with a choke-hold on our breath

Strangling all life in some way

Uncontained and spreading

But the tools of love and compassion

Are powerful pesticides

Connection, gratitude, kindness, grace

Will wither all insidious organisms

From the cosmic to the microscopic

Let us learn to plant mindfully

Using seeds that bloom in beauty

Of unity, equity, liberty, peace

Let us cultivate with truth and justice

In our global garden of vibrant life