Promoting Mindfulness

Cultivating the land, transforming the elements, harvesting the fruits of the season, and observing the rhythms of nature are all practices of understanding, love, and mindfulness. With mindfulness and concentration, we can come in touch with the earth, the sky, and the wonders of life. We feel our intimate connection with the planet as a living, breathing being and cultivate our gratitude and reverence for this miracle. From this process, we also touch healing and transformation within ourselves and gain a sense of our place on earth and our responsibility to the planet.

Because Mi Ta Zu Farm is in some respects like any other working farm—with similar management and scheduling demands—it has become a training ground for the integration of mindfulness in an everyday work environment. We hope that lessons learned at Mi Ta Zu can be applied in many other settings.