The joys of self reflection

An inward glance into gardens of the soul

Pruning of character

Realignment of the spirit

I have explored this garden of mine

A tranquil place where often times the thorns grow freely

Without care and without discrimination

A representation of the cracks in character

The undesirable attributes that chase others away

The roses in my garden, the beautiful flawless lilies have been admonished

Yet the thorns remain

A reminder that I am deeply flawed

A reminder that to some, it’s the thorns they encounter

In the pursuit of the roses of my character

They encounter the thorns a reminder that the beauty of the garden shouldn’t not be taken lightly

Beauty is pain.

With it’s graces, with it’s heart-wrenching peace coincides pain

A result of once encountered sadness and disappointment.

In the past I have built a fortress around my garden

Seeking not to let others in for fear of destruction

Seeking not to expose the beauty and pains of my garden to others

I have learnt and finally understood that my fortress may protect me from the elements but not from myself

I have learnt that it is the sower that destroys.

When complacency, self doubt and anger are blown in so peacefully with the changes of the seasons.

I have forgotten that I dictate what grows

I had forgotten to prune my soul and my spirit

I had forgotten that my attitude determines my altitude

I now remember the beauty of my gardens

I now remember the gladness it brings when the flowers are blooming

Sun-kissed and happy

So I will never forget

I will always remember the tranquility of this place

Finally remembering that the beauty of my garden must be shared,

Not hidden behind the fortress of doubt

Published by Peju-Anike

This site is a small collection of my thoughts, experiences & inspirations. I hope you are inspired and encouraged by my musings. Your thoughts, ideas and interpretations are always welcome. Love Peju-Anike

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