Stress is part of our daily life, no matter what, we live more ethic lives and have the feeling we run around all day, barely having a thought to ourselves.
It is now tile to escape from the never-ending stream of noises and worries that bombard your daily life.
Why not try a miniature Zen Garden, even for just a couple of minutes during the day, maintaining your little oasis of tranquillity and gently streaming your mind toward meditation will make you find at last some inner peace during the day.
Let’s explore together the benefits of having a miniature Zen Garden and discover what they are and what beneficial impact they will have on you.
So what exactly is a Miniature Zen Garden?
Miniature Zen Gardens come as a kit which is designed to recreate the landscape gardens of Japanese Zen Buddhism on a small scale.
In your kit, you will usually have the base of your garden, this allow you to be able to put it in various places of your home.
Karesansui is the Japanese name for a Zen Garden, which translates to dry mountain and water garden.
For that reason the basic elements are sand, gravel and rocks. The patterns you will make in the sand represent water, while the rocks represent mountains or islands.
Your miniature Zen garden recreates the essence of nature and allows you to gently meditate and focus on the meaning of life.
With the little rake you will start creating patterns recalling waves or rippling water, this action has an aesthetic function and will help you concentrate, calm down your emotions by appreciating life’s beauty. You will start embracing the beauty of asymmetry giving you a feeling of tranquility, calmness and peace the more you concentrate and focus on it.
What will a Miniature Zen Garden bring to you?
A miniature Zen Garden acts as a wonderful stress relief. Arranging you garden the way you feel, will allow you to relax and unwind. Repeating the same movement makes you focus on the present time and release all negativity accumulated during the day. You can maintain your Zen Garden however you like it, what is important is to remain mindful about it
Gentle short meditation breaks:
It is fantastic to have a tool which allows you to meditate, even for a short moment, during the day. At time when thoughts and emotions are racing out in your mind, quietening your mind and build up your concentration so you get your mind to relax.
This is a profound spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day in a short amount of time.
A Miniature Zen Garden can teach you to transform your mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.
Overcoming negative thoughts and cultivating constructive ones is the reason you concentrate on the transformation of your Zen Garden.
Your garden is changing so is your mind.
Creative people are particularly flexible, they can in activate and disconnect their thoughts whilst others tends that in most people tend let them interact against each other. In doing so, they’re able to juggle contradictory modes of thoughts and emotions and deliberately abandon them and move on.
A Miniature Zen Garden will develop your creativity as a habit and a way of life.
Your Zen Garden will make you observe the present time without distraction or judgment and it is a vital skill for anyone who seeks joy and fulfillment in life. Mindfulness will improve your concentration, sustain your attention for longer, increase empathy and compassion levels, as well as enhancing your memory. Overall, it will have a positive effect on your body (wellbeing) and mind (emotions).
Where There is Peace and Meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt - St Francis de Sale
Time For Your Mind To Wander!