365 Days of Leadership: Garden Meditation Day

May 3 is Garden Meditation Day. Why wouldn’t you want to meditate in a garden? Quiet, serene, preferably no bugs (which means you are meditating in a domed garden) and the solitude of self. I didn’t realize how much I appreciated quiet until my life became noisy. I had a relatively quiet (and I mean noiseless) life. I permitted what noise I wanted to invade my space.

Now I have noise everywhere. Noise from life, noise from grandchildren, noise from the neighborhood, noise from the city. It isn’t a bad thing. I just have to look harder for my garden. Don’t ever outgrow your need for solitude and peace. A peaceful soul is a way to rejuvenate. Whether its kayaking on a quiet river, walking through a park path or fishing on a quiet lake, find a place where you can simply…be. You will be amazed at what it does for your soul and how it benefits those around you.



Connie Hanner is a PhD student in non-profit organizational leadership and a veteran of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Visit her website at http://www.conniehanner.com. Find her on Face Book, Linked In and follow her on Twitter.

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