Fall Meditation for October 16, 2022

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Every time I begin to reflect upon life, I need to be challenged in a new setting. The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens was the place I chose on Friday,10/14 and as I continue with my weekend meditation journey, I realize sometimes it takes longer than just one sitting. I really need to be where my heart belongs, and the Botanical Gardens in Fall was perfect for what I needed.

As a REALTOR® I know people need to find that sense of belonging where they feel happiest and supported. I do believe that what I am doing to help others find their home and to make their own decisions are exactly what I was meant to be doing. For that reason, continuous education and meditation are weaved into my practice for business. In good conscious, I cannot let a good day go to waste, even when I am not conducting business. Honestly, a REALTOR® can build a client base and let it grow, but if the clients are not willing to start the process, the REALTOR® must stay motivated.

In addition to being motivated, I keep moving and meditating on life, people, location, and our connections to nature. Sometimes, I need a break because I am only human and that is where the magic happens. The view above is from sitting with a young couple under a Gazebo in the center of Japanese Gardens. They were a lovely couple with two young children. I watched the children and listened as the couple began to talk to me about real estate and even though, I did not say I was a REALTOR®, are you needing to buy or sell a home, I allowed nature to take its course and practice what a REALTOR® needs to do first. Listen. Do not pounce. Just listen. 

The fruit of one's labor takes root through listening. By listening, I learned all I needed to know about this couple and was impressed by how much they learned about the real estate market during the past few years. They informed me how crazy the market was and how happy they were to buy a home two years ago with such a low interest rate. (They still did not know; I was a REALTOR®). I was impressed by how informed they were and happy for them because they achieved their goals. As a listener, I was content because they were content, and they did all the talking. I learned a lot by simply listening. All that was important to them now was to raise their family and take them to the beautiful places Fort Worth has to offer. Our time together was well spent. Practicing active listening focuses on them and their perspective and is beneficial to me when I make a connection with other couples wanting to buy property from their generation and who need advice. 

My trip to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and Japanese Gardens was invigorating. The red maples were not destroyed by the pandemic, previous lockdowns, drought, or interference outside of their control. They kept growing and that is what people do. The beautiful Red Maples struck a passion in me to be thankful for seasonal changes to the market and to nature. Learning to read contracts is one thing; learning to read people is another skill. Everything I have and all that I learn, I am grateful. 

I paused to write in my journal about all the things that dwells within me and what I learned from the people I meet in my life's journey. Insights are powerful tools and skills we build over time. 

It is important to observe and evaluate from many different angles. I thought a lot about the couple I met and their two children, one a toddler having fun exploring just a few feet away from her parents, and the other sitting on her father's lap. Respect for others is the greatest gift sales agents can give and the second is to listen. People are more willing to share when there is no pressure from a sales agent. Nature gives us many clues through the various seasons we go through in life. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall teaches us, there really is a reason and a purpose for every season. 


Our destiny is to learn more about who we are, why we are here, and how do we relate to others. Walking through a Japanese Garden feels amazingly peaceful and calming. It is a place to get a Zen moment. 

I hope this virtual tour of the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens inside the Japanese Gardens was as enjoyable for you, as it was thought-provoking and educational for me. Perhaps this is a sign, I just might meet you one day inside the Japanese Garden ---Patricia Feager


Other Fall Blog Posts for the Month of October
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It Is Fall - Don't Let Anything Fall Through the Cracks
Haunted Houses - Do You Believe in Ghosts?
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Favorite Fall Movies and What Buyers & Sellers Need to Know
Fall Is The Time to Sow Your Seeds To Succeed
Fall Is The Time To Build Up Resiliency
Can't Help Falling In Love With TX Longhorns
Fall in Line & Do Your Part for Breast Cancer Awareness - Part 3
Why Schedule A Mammogram This Fall? Part 2
Don't Fall Into Fall With A Fall
October Is Time For Work - Can You Dig It?
Why Fall in Love with Cats in October or Any Time?
Spice Up Your Life by Falling in Love with Fall
It's Time To Fall In Love
October Thrills! R U Looking for a Fun Place to Live?


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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (13)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Learning to listen takes practice and you have found one relaxing place to do just that while recharging the batteries. Enjoy your day.

Oct 16, 2022 03:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - What was an interesting observation was the fact, there was no distractions from the material world. Everything was created by the natural world with care. Practicing listening skills became easier. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a beautiful place to refresh and reinvigorate, Patricia. Reminded me of some the beautiful gardens I visited in Kyoto many years ago when I was in Japan.

Oct 16, 2022 03:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I visited Kyoto when my daughter lived and worked in Japan for four and a half years. Visiting Kyoto was the highlight of my trips and I have many cherished memories of the places she showed me. I quickly learned true Japanese Gardens are a changed reality from the constant hustle and bustle. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That looks like a wonderful and peaceful place to get re-energized and grounded. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos. And yes, listening is key for learning!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 04:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - Your welcome. This is the place to do a lot of soul searching and to absorb positive energy. The art of making a living includes slowing down and becoming immersed in a learning environment that can be deeply rewarding. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - nicely captured.  In thought and visually.   

Oct 16, 2022 05:14 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - thank you. Receiving nourishment through natural surroundings does not require a lounge, libations, prescription drugs, or feeling rushed and excited to get your last word in when someone else talks. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

I love all your photos. We all need time to reflect, mediate and appreciate the beauty God has created that is all around us. It's amazing how rejuvenated one can feel by taking "me" time.

Oct 16, 2022 05:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - God's beauty is all around. I found the best way to honor God is to enjoy our Paradise on earth. The difference between reflection with meditation and classroom education is that unlike a scheduled educational event, there is no signing in on time, taking breaks because someone gives permission, and trying to retain everything the instructor is required to teach and believe you earned CE. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:51 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The Botanical Gardens is a perfect place to relax and reflect upon life with so much beauty all around you.

Oct 16, 2022 05:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - After my visit with the couple and their children, I quickly learned the children were well behaved, no one had a smart phone, the parents could talk without a child demanding attention, and most of all they were a very happy family. As the mother shared with me, choosing Fort Worth was important because everything she wanted her children to learn was right there and they even have a membership to Japanese the Botanical Gardens that includes Japanese Garden. 

Oct 16, 2022 06:56 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP. What a lovely Botanical Garden to relax and to meditate your thoughts. We have a similar Japanese garden here in San Antonio. God has truly given us the Wonders of Nature to enjoy. 

Oct 16, 2022 07:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Hi Jerry Newman - Like many people, I associate The Riverwalk with San Antonio. Honestly, I did not know you had a similar Japanese Garden in San Antonio. I would love to visit it some day. We are blessed!

Oct 16, 2022 07:46 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for taking us on a refreshing walk through a beautiful garden and sharing your thoughts.  It was a great way for me to start my day!  Happy Sunday!

Oct 16, 2022 07:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ray Henson - I am happy to know you appreciated your 'refreshing walk,' through the Japanese Gardens. It's a must see stop if you're ever in Fort Worth. Have a wonderful day!

Oct 16, 2022 09:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Patricia and Thank You for the great information on this subject.  Make it a great Sunday!


Oct 16, 2022 08:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Will Hamm - Mediation works! May your day be very special. 

Oct 16, 2022 09:04 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Everything in your photos was created by natures world Patricia. Great place to get inspiration no matter what mood your in!

Oct 16, 2022 10:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - You're the greatest! I am so glad our paths crossed here on ActiveRain. You are always kind and respectful. Thank you. 

Oct 16, 2022 03:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are all very stunning views, Patricia.  I could certainly become one with nature there.

Oct 16, 2022 03:19 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - thank you. I took so many photographs it was hard to decide and choose ones that I thought would reinforce my storytelling on reflection and meditation. Thank you for the FEATURE too!!!

Oct 16, 2022 05:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Oct 16, 2022 03:20 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Listening to one's self is not easy. Enjoyed reading your journey.

Oct 17, 2022 04:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Leanne Smith - Listening takes discipline, being present, and fully focused. Biting tongue so others speak can be a painful but rewarding experience.  

Oct 17, 2022 06:19 AM