Eating food can be sacred. And growing food can be spiritual.
Growing things, tending to them, watering, weeding, ‘gardening’ has long been proven to be a deeply mindful and introspective activity. The attentiveness, diligence, patience and self-control needed to garden cultivates not just plants, but mindfulness, creativity and curiosity within oneself. In turn, this attention and purposefulness transforms the gardening and cultivation into something sacred – not of the ordinary.
“The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there.” George Bernard Shaw.
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Sacred natural sites can range from tiny, like protecting one ancient tree, to covering entire landscapes such as the Qadisha Valley in Lebanon, or the Ribeira Sacra in Spain.