Posted by: Judy | September 14, 2016

Weeds…

Emerging From Broken posted a quote on social media:

“When weeds come up in your garden, it does no good to say, ‘There are no weeds, there are no weeds, there are no weeds…’ It doesn’t help to pretend they’re not there. It doesn’t matter how much you focus on the beautiful plants that are growing. The weeds aren’t going to disappear until you get on your hands and knees and pull them out. – In your own life, you can’t just ‘focus on the positive, focus on the positive, focus on the positive’, and expect your problems to go away. If there are some weeds, you have to deal with them.” ~ Nick Ortner

Dandelions are weeds to some but herbs to others. However, I don’t want weeds like a sense of inadequacy, unworthiness, jealousy, impatience, arrogance, unkindness. Pretending they aren’t there won’t make them go away. Positive thinking won’t make them go away. I have to choose to uproot them and toss them on the rubbish heap where they belong.

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  1. Yes!! And sometimes no matter how hard we try to prevent them, weeds do grow, and return too even after uprooting. Can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and do what needs done

    • Regarding “returning”: I immediately thought of cat claw and morning glory. It doesn’t matter how much you pull or dig up, there’s always more. Hmmm… I keep battling it anyway so it doesn’t takeover everything. Maybe I’ll have more patience with myself if I recognize how determined to survive some weeds are, as are old habits.


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