Passion Gardening Equations!
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Harold Whitman – thoughts for passion gardening.
This globe on which we live is filled with scared people. Life has a way of crushing the enthusiasm for life out of us. If you are reading this because you have a curiosity about gardening then you must have either glimmer of life or a dream seeking release. Otherwise you would not be here. Have you discovered an idea you love?
“To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.” – Jean Rostand
The love of an idea is an ultimate risk-taking adventure. There are no guarantees and failure is entirely possible, yet a gardener must relinquish themselves to that place where they discovered an idea they love knowing that there is a spot just past enquiry and rationalism where there is no turning back.
“Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The compulsion that you possess in developing a garden is bold, noble, misunderstood and completely powerful. The passion is bound to spring you into action. This is the place where reason must be brought in to the party.
“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” – Benjamin Franklin
Like a horse at top speed, like Rags to Riches at Belmont, the inspiring nature of chasing a dream is staring at the finish line and refusing to look back. It is your capacity to think logically that allows you to correct and guide your passion, but only if reason is applied. If not, you may only be riding a runaway horse.
“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” – Glade Byron Addams
Many gardeners look at their vision as enough for their chance at success. For some this proves true, so when you have an idea and deep feeling agrees, run with it.
“Follow your passion, and success will follow you.” – Arthur Buddhold
Gardening allows people to move from a place of day to day existence to a place of living. It may seem a little hazardous, but it also regenerates meaning in an individual’s life.
“Strong as our passions are, they may be starved into submission, and conquered without being killed.” – Charles Caleb Colton
We’ve all seen a rodeo on television. Passion without applied logic is a bit like bronco busting where the ride is thrilling, but short-lived. Reason without passion is more like a tired old horse that has no get up and go and is simply a mode of moving about from place to place. Passion gardening tempered with reason always stands the best chance of victory the gardening venture in a way that is both fun and moving.