"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." - Albert Einstein
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Healing Garden Just What The Doctor Ordered
THE GIGGLY TUNE of rippling streams and the sweet scent of fresh air can be a source of healing when people are not well. Even I who was not ill felt refreshed after stepping into the Healing Garden at the Delta Hospital in Ladner where I visited recently.
Contemplating the beautiful swoop of a heron's sculptured neck, I was grateful that the hospital, once designated to be closed due to cutbacks to the health care system in BC, is providing scaled down but important medical services thanks to people protesting its demise.
It is early in the season for most blooms yet a sense of serenity hovered over the tiny plot of land designed for peace and meditation.
Soothing thoughts trickled inside my mind. Surely the work of doctors and science is enhanced when patients let faith in their recovery flow freely.
Watching nature renew inspires the notion that healing is possible and, indeed, organic.
This therapeutic garden of the mind could be the best medicine.
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