Martyn has been working tirelessly on our garden this week. As I watched him out of the window I could see he was totally engrossed in what he was doing, neatly snipping the edges of the grass.
It got me thinking that perhaps this is the closest he gets to mindfulness.
He is often stressed out with work and often in another world consumed by thought. When he gardens he is different, he is totally engaged in what he is doing.
I asked Martyn what gardening does for him and he was very pragmatic and said ‘you reap what you sow’.
Martyn is very motivated by growing vegetables that we can eat. Never so keen on flowers, he considers then a bit of a waste of time much to my upset!
He is always proud if we have people round for dinner and he can lay claim to having produced the potatoes and vegetables that we eat.
I think having that motivation of producing food for others is a great one. The thought behind what he does is all about productivity and generosity. Amazing and positive.
Almost everything in life can be done mindfully and so often getting the right thought process behind what we do can make all the difference to what we get out of it.
Come on a Revitalise Session to see the amazing transformations mindfulness could make to your everyday activities.