My gardens and gardening, are a real part of my healing. It is where I retreat to, whenever I am struggling, emotional, hurt, irritable… as well as where I go for relaxation, to think and to pray.
Everyone needs to find a way to cope, manage and find some peace. My gardens are mine.
It hasn’t escaped my notice, that being alone and not being around people, is an increasing need.
It’s bizarre that I have spent 40 years of my life craving being with people and ‘needing’ people …….. and now I prefer and have more peace – being completely alone.
In the past, I had a huge fear of being alone. And now this has turned into my greatest need.
Aloneness, is now my friend. Not my enemy.
Some would say I have swung from one side of the continuum, to the other. And neither are healthy. Well, people are not where I find peace.
And I now crave peace, far more than I crave people.