Soul Gardening: Lessons from the Garden.
Cultivating a Life of Passion and Grace
People who love this world, people who pay attention, are gardeners, whether or not they have ever picked up a trowel. Because gardening is not just about digging. Gardening is about cherishing. And to cherish, one must be present.
Garden columnist, Henry Mitchell, wrote that one day we would all die, but that the questions is how we spent our days. Were we fidgeting over moles and fungi and varmints, or glorying, year by year, in the daffodils?
It is easy to lose our sense of self in this world of hurry and distraction and anxiety.
Have you been pulled in so many directions that you don’t feel at home in your own skin?
Have you felt drained, depleted, stuck, lost, out of kilter, empty, frazzled, hurried or just plum-tuckered?
Have you wished for a time and place to be nourished, replenished and renewed?
Does nature and a garden do your heart good?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above, welcome to Soul Gardening. You’re in the right place.
This is true: in the garden, you are invited to SLOW DOWN, to harness the power of pause, to practice the sacrament of the present moment.
In the garden, life flows from a place of gladness…
In the garden, we do not give in to urgency…
In the garden, there is a new understanding about what is important, significant of value…
In the garden, there is a renewal, a rediscovery of passion…
In the garden, we feel empowered to say how our story ends…
In the garden, there is peace of mind, no matter what is happening in the world around us.
Passion and gardening
In this eCourse we will…
Open our heart to the rhythms of the garden.
We will discover ways to practice the sacrament of the blessed present.
We will work to embrace the demanding marriage of loving and losing.
We will cultivate appreciation the value of stillness and solitude.
We will receive the healing power of nature.
We will make space for the ordinary gifts of grace.
We will nurture our soul, and renew our sense of what it means to live fully alive.
Praise for Soul Gardening
Life is a garden. Exquisite beauty is everywhere and Terry’s words and insights will help you adjust your lens in order to see it, feel it, and be grateful. – Harold Ivan Smith
When I looked up from reading Terry’s Soul Gardening, I was surprised to find myself in my own living room and not in Mr. Hershey’s garden. This is not just an eCourse… it’s an experience. – Barbara DeGrote-Sorensen
About Terry Hershey
Terry Hershey is an author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, Sanctuary: Creating Places For Grace In Your Life, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. Most days, you can find Terry out in his garden–on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound—because he believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails.