Garden Meditation Day
annually on May 3rd
Plants & Flowers
Religion & Spirituality
Meditation is all about learning how to relax while having your attention focus on just one thing, such as on breathing. Today the focus of meditation is on gardening! On this day, people go to their garden and leave their troubles outside of it. They concentrate on tilling or pulling weeds, and this allows them to relax, just as if they were meditating while they were sitting still. The day was created by C.L. Fornari, who runs GardenLady.com.
How to Observe Garden Meditation Day
The best way to celebrate Garden Meditation Day is to let your gardening be the meditation itself. Focus on pulling weeds, tilling, or planting seeds, and let yourself relax. As it is near the beginning of the gardening season in many locations, there should be plenty to do. Another way the day may be celebrated is by doing a normal meditation routine inside a garden. The added greenery and natural surroundings may do much to increase the positive effects of an everyday meditation.