Richard Rohr writes of action and contemplation as a unified circle, each arising from and giving rise to the other. In my recent gardening reading, I ran into a parallel thought from Annie Martin in her book, The Magical World of Moss Gardening, where she discusses the temple gardens of Japan-

"These tranquil retreats certainly provide inviting visual spaces for contemplation. Yet meditation is an internal experience with no requirement of external stimuli. In Zen philosophy, it is the creative process of gardening and the ongoing labor of maintaining garden grandeur that facilitates one's journey on the path to enlightenment."


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