Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Tina Tessina, iPeter Jessop, iAlexandra* OneLight*о Authors & Creations, iShirley Houston, iCarol Fowler, iP Lewis, iClaire Power Murphy, HonDL, i
  Home > Inspirational > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 276 titles
· 386 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Jul, 2009

   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Tend To Your Garden Within

· Beware of Iceberg

· Are You Seeking Freedom?

· What is the Benefit of Your Bad Habit?

· How Do you Numb Yourself?

· Dark Night of the Soul

· I Will Not Abandon You!

· Joy & Sorrow

· Taking Responsibility

· Facing Our Fear

· The Trouble With I Don't Know!

· Long Invisible Chains

· Escape From intimacy

· Father I Need You

· Listening to You

· Joy & Sorrow

· Mirror of You and Me

· Welcome Home


· Longivity

· Expressing Deep Feelings

         More poetry...

Shervin Hojat, Ph.D., click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Focusing on the Dessert
By Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.
Last edited: Sunday, April 11, 2010
Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010

Share    Print   Save  Become a Fan
Recent articles by
Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.

• Beware of Iceberg
• Are You Seeking Freedom?
• What is the Benefit of Your Bad Habit?
• How Do you Numb Yourself?
• Dark Night of the Soul
• I Will Not Abandon You!
• Joy & Sorrow
           >> View all 136
If someone asks you what desserts you like the most, you can probably recite a list easily.



If someone asks you what desserts you like the most, you can probably recite a list easily.  If someone asks you what you cherish in life the most, after a little thinking, you will list some items such as health, family, friends, money or work.  You may also list things that you love a great deal, but would hope to do more of, such as exercising, reading, laughing, writing, playing music, walking, etc.


In the context of Tending to Your Garden Within, we cherish cultivating our most desired types of flowers and fruit trees in our garden within.  It is very important that during the planting and growing seasons we remind ourselves many times of what we desire in our garden within, and perhaps ask ourselves if our efforts are toward those goals.


It is very important that we remind ourselves of what is important to us on a weekly or even daily basis.  It is easy to be on cruise control and spend all our energy unconsciously on things that we do not consider essential (not on the list that we most cherish in life).  It is important to keep our focus on the desserts in our life and not fill ourselves (expend our energy) on things that are not essential to our well being, growth and joy.  The poem below illustrates how we may focus on the desserts in our daily life.





Have you observed someone at dinner

waiting to order their favorite dessert?


Perhaps yes.


They are careful and conscious how much they eat,

be it the best steak or a hamburger,

an exotic mushroom dish or a veggie burger.


Their attention is on the end goal.

To have enough space left in their tummies for what they love:



What are other desserts in our lives?


Perhaps it is our mate, children, friends, family, pets,

or even self.


Are we careful and conscious enough with what we do

so we have time (space) for the desserts

in our life?


Do we dissipate all our energy at work

so that there is nothing left for

our mate and family in the evening?


Do we give away so much of our energy to others

that our bodies are depleted and empty of vibrant energy?


Do we give so much of our attention to distracting things

that we forget what is really important to us?


What desserts do we want to experience today?


Will you have enough appetite (energy and attention)

to do so?


Enjoy your dessert!


Copyright . 2010 by Shervin Hojat


Web Site Tend To Your Garden Within

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Books by
Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.

Tend To Your Garden Within

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Inspirational Articles
  1. SAVING FACE: from gangster, guns to Glory
  2. Negative Emotions
  3. Hobbit Virtues
  4. Again Another Anyway
  5. Never Miss An Opportunity To Say A Kind Wo
  6. Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental C
  7. How Do you Numb Yourself?
  8. Having a Positive Christian Attitude
  9. Happiness Is A Way Of Traveling--Not A Des
  10. The Trouble With I Don't Know!
  11. The Ultimate Art
  12. An Oasis Pastoral Thought for 4/23/15
  13. Hope Can Spring From Tragedy
  14. Are We Worthwhile?
  15. Seasons of Change tempered by Prayer
  16. Taking Responsibility
  17. Don't Build Yourself Up By Tearing Others
  18. Unconditional Love is a Gift not a Transac
  19. No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without
  20. It's Hard To Win an Argument

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

й AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.