In this fast paced world it’s easy to get swept up in our stressful lives and become blinded to the beauty that surrounds us. “Zen in the Garden” provides helpful reflections, beautiful photographs, tips, and challenges to help the reader slow down and breathe in the beauty of each moment.
From the author:
I created this book after several months of treatment for skin cancer. The experience forced me to slow down and reevaluate what is most important in my life. Ever since childhood I have loved to spend time in nature. It has been an important source of healing and peace when the world around me became ugly and stressful. Whether I climb a mountain peak or get my hands dirty while planting flowers in my garden, nature grounds me and reminds me of the beauty that exists when I choose to open my eyes to it.
My journey in this life has been filled with twists and turns. There have been many times when I have felt hopeless or lost along the way. During those times I have gravitated back towards nature, was reminded of my purpose, and began to see the path clearly before me.
My hope in sharing my photographs and words is that it will cause you to pause for a moment in your own busy lives and remind you to embrace the little things each day. That you will be moved to take the time to reconnect with nature and find your way back to the earth from where all life springs and to where all life will ultimately end.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote this book following treatment for skin cancer. I was moved to share the photographs and experiences that helped me to heal from this stressful time in my life.
Change is inevitable. Most of it is entirely beyond our control. Nature is filled with change, some predictable but most not. The rising and setting of the sun and the moon are constants and predictable to the minute. The changing of the seasons may come early or late and bring with them death and renewal.
We are born. We die. Those things are universal truths for everyone on this earth but what happens in between is not. The in-between spaces of life are filled with change. Change is part of being human. Fear is what keeps us from accepting change. We can either spend our lives resisting change out of fear, stuck in a paralysis of stale constants, or we can learn to relax into it and accept the journey into which it is leading us. A certain level of risk is involved with change but the reward of making the choice to take risks are usually far more beautiful and life changing than remaining paralyzed by fear.
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