454. How Does Our Garden Grow? a calming story and meditation

454. How Does Our Garden Grow? a calming story and meditation

It’s Ian and Mike’s turn to check on the community garden and it has really changed since they saw it last.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:15

How Does Our Garden Grow? Excerpt:

Fluffy clouds drifted across the morning sky as the sun looked for an opening to shine down. It found that opening and sent a cozy sunbeam through Ian’s window. Ian felt the warmth and smiled. His eyes fluttered open and he sat up. Today was his day to check on the garden and he felt curious to see how the plants were doing.


After he dressed, Ian hurried downstairs to eat breakfast. As he ate he kept watching the time. Mike could be there any minute and he didn’t want to be late.


Seeing Ian shoveling his food down, Ian’s dad said, “Slow down, buddy. If Mike gets here early, he’ll wait for you. Let’s take a deep dragon breath.”


Ian really wanted to keep eating, but he knew his dad was right. So, he took a deep dragon breath, in and out, and felt a bit more relaxed. Ian had enough time to finish his breakfast and help his dad do the dishes before Mike got there.


As they finished putting the last clean dish away the doorbell rang. Ian hurried to the door and pulled it open. Waiting there, with a big smile, was Mike.


“Are you ready to see what is growing in our garden?” Mike asked.

Today’s Meditation: Happiness and love flow through you in this meditation.

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