This afternoon I spent a few hours clearing nettles and weeds from my grandparents’ garden. It is staggering how quickly these take hold and how they choke anything and everything in their path.
As I was sweating and grunting with the effort, I thought how similar the garden was to our own minds. In the same way that we select and plant seeds, we have the choice as to what thoughts to plant in our minds; beneficial ones or alternatively ones that sabotage our progress in life.
If we don’t take the time to regularly clear out these destructive thoughts, like the nettles in my grandparents’ garden, these too will choke our ambition and limit the life that we were born to lead.