Fort Worth, TX (Part 1)
One doesn't have to wait for winter to end to visit Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth, TX. One foot in the gardens makes you forget about the seasons on earth. Mediating on the seasons of your life is more beneficial. This life energy garden comes alive with architectural beauty, soothing waters, greenery, and things in nature. Spiritual insight into Zen becomes apparent.
Japanese Gardens cultivates the arts in a life giving garden that allows the human spirit to flow with energy from within. In Japan, the presence of KOI are symbols of love and friendship. Refreshment is what every human being craves because it is essential to come alive both bodily, emotionally, and physically. We are created to live in harmony with nature and all creatures here on earth. In a world of computers, cell phones, and electronics, a state of bliss is missing. The interplay of the elements in the Gardens and human connection brings forth a sense of calm. The Garden expresses fusion between the self and oneness in nature. Japanese Gardens is a place to feel centered, alone, but not alone.
I go to the gardens for peace and quiet. It is a time for contemplation and reflection. When the noises of the material world stops, I listen. I am the gardener of my own garden. It is the portal to my imagination, thoughts and actions. For information about Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth visit www.fwbg.org/gardens/japanese.
©Patricia Feager 2/2/2016