Doing manual labor, in the garden, is not hocus pocus relaxation fluff. Working in the garden, will calm a person down and bring one close to nature. Pulling weeds and transplanting bromeliad pups in my garden, teaches patience and relaxes the mind. This is why for centuries, in Buddhist Monasteries, the monks work around the temple gardens.
Grab a shovel and a rake and start working up a sweat. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
It’s a nice spring morning here in South Florida USA and I have my outdoor speakers playing a combination of Japanese Shakuhachi Zen flute music and also multiple repeats of the song Nicaragua. The track Nicaragua by Jerry Goldsmith is a gem of a find. For a long time it was very rare and difficult to locate this track. The song is originally from the 1983 movie Under Fire staring Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman. The movie revolves around the revolution that took place in Nicaragua during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Recently, the track was also used in the movie Django Unchained.
The entire soundtrack is outstanding and I highly recommend it. You can listen to a portion of all the songs of the CD on Amazon.com
Edge of Humanity Magazine will in future posts begin to dig deep, into our collection of Zen Japanese Shakuhachi flute music.