soul color

May 9, 2017

Back to reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Book 5 contains this lovely paragraph:

“The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts. Color it with a run of thoughts like these:

i. Anywhere you can lead your life, you can lead a good one.

ii. Things gravitate toward what they were intended for.”

For some reason this makes me think of the expression “bloom where you are planted.” Think good thoughts, but don’t spend too much time thinking, just do the things that you feel called to do. If you do that, it will fall into place nicely, as it should.

The hops plants are happy to be growing up here, even though this area is an “under construction” zone and not very attractive right now. They don’t care, they get the best sun right here and that is all they need, along with something to grab onto as they climb and adequate water.


These garlic went in last fall, happy to see that they are doing well. I had wanted to get them into a nicer container, but my ambitions are outnumbering the infrastructure in place here at the moment.


I do a lot with containers of all types. These are food grade 5-gallon buckets that will house sweet potatoes once they are ready to be planted.


Maybe I was intended to be a gardener after all, as I just can’t seem to stop growing things. I am fairly certain that the color of my soul must be green.

What kinds of things are you guys called to do, those things that just come naturally? Let me know in the comments!

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