Garden Meditation Day is an annual celebration observed on May 3rd. In the fast-pacing world, almost everyone has no time to relax. But relaxation is indeed vital for any human to perform and meditation is the best of all relaxation therapy. More than any other place, a garden can be used for meditating as it is the most silent atmosphere filled with the fresh air and the right amount of sunlight. So garden meditation is the perfect spot to seek for the inner spiritual peace. With an aim to encourage people to take time to relax and meditate in the garden, National Garden Meditation Day has been created.
Is there anything more relaxing than a well-appointed garden? The quiet trickle of a water feature, the buzz of insects pollinating your flowers, the chirping of birds in the trees, there’s little that feels so much like a slice of paradise. So what better place to settle in and relax and spend some time meditating on things in your life?
Being so close to thriving life and nature, gardens make a perfect place to seek an inner spiritual and connection with the world around us. Garden Meditation Day encourages us to take time to truly enjoy our gardens (or those of others) with a little soul-searching and peaceful meditation.
History of Garden Meditation Day
Garden Meditation Day was developed by C.L., otherwise known as the Garden Lady over at www.gardenlady.com. She has had a lifelong dedication to the wonders of the plant world and the wonderful places we can make in our home with gardens. She believes that gardens can help connect us to ourselves, the natural world, and each other in deep and moving ways. So it was that she decided to set up an entire month of holidays celebrating her passion, gardens!
Gardens have a long history, being found in every country and time period around the world. Throughout this time they’ve served many purposes, from simple backyard gardens that serve as combination retreats and small food gardens to expansive complex gardens set to exacting designs known as ‘formal gardens’. These latter were preferred by the rich and important as lavish displays of their power, and likely as retreats from the difficult and harrowing life that came with being part of the aristocracy.
Garden Meditation Day encourages us to get out and enjoy these little sacred spaces by spending some time with the sacred within us through meditation.