Earlier this year, I took a gardening class to learn how to start a vegetable garden. One piece of advice stuck with me: it’s better to water deeply and less frequently than to water often but in a shallow manner. Growth happens below ground. We need to nurture the roots, not just the surface.
Of course, the same wisdom applies to our own growth. If we only tend the surface and mine the weeds, it’s hard for lasting change to take root.
We know this, but most of us are too busy to summon the time and resources to do the deep work when we are busy trying to survive. If this is where you find yourself right now, that’s ok. Perhaps the best you can do right now is to water a little bit every day to get you through to a calmer moment.
But if you find that your summer is more spacious, consider a goal or new direction you would like to nurture in the coming months. What would it take to nourish the roots of this new idea, and what will you commit to doing? Can you carve out the time and resources to water deeply?
I hope that an abundant harvest lies in store for you!