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I want to create a garden with one half on the earth – as the work of my hands growing on earth’s soil – and the other half growing inside me. One half of the garden is a reflection of the other and they grow into a whole. The creating of a garden begins with recognizing the need to change oneself and the wish to do so. Being a gardener of an earthly garden or ordering one’s inner world are essentially one and the same. I can start with creating my garden right away, even if there is no suitable place for it yet. I can already lay in the flowerpot the seed of the first tree of the future garden, while thinking of my inner growth. Every seed has to be treated with mindfulness and care. Creating a garden this way helps the wholesome development of a human being – as in the garden emerges a space of love.

Kaija Kesa