Mowing as Spiritual Discipline

I mowed the grass last night and it felt great. I was tired by the end, but it was well worth it. Not only were the grass blades, which had been knitting themselves together in a bit of a jungle, trimmed down to a reasonable level but my soul was watered by the experience.

  • When I mow the lawn, my brain has to stay engaged in what I am doing, but not so much that it can’t wander if necessary.
  • I bring some level of order out of some level of chaos.
  • When I am done, I can see the results.
  • There are no shortcuts – I have to push that mower across every bit of lawn.
  • The physical exercise is good.

Ahh, mowing the lawn…

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3 thoughts on “Mowing as Spiritual Discipline

  1. yes, yes. all about it. I listen to podcasts or just let the mind wander. Either way, the hands are busy, so the mind is free. I love mowing for the spiritual and mental clarity I can get as much as anything else.

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