#21 The Mind

I have a sign in our meditation garden stating,

“The mind is the most restless organ in the body. Reign it in.”

But this is an enormous old life challenging struggle. It is always in conversation with what surrounds us. It is relentless in its flights to and fro. It awakens your sleep, terrifies your dreams, conceals the dark until it unleashes the light at a frightening speed and sometimes leads us to forget who we are. At night time when we dream the mind surprises us with the clarity and vision of long forgotten events which are suddenly illuminated and staged with clarity and precision. Through prayer may we find that the morning light will escape the villain of night, enlighten our mind and heart to illuminate nature’s treasures stored in the garden and fields of our memory and let the new day be an innocent beginning. 

The Mindful Farmer