A Japanese Meditation Garden
A sense of discovery
Curving, pebbled paths in Diane's garden enhance the sense of discovery.
"Early Japanese designers -- 1,500 years ago -- created gardens as places where we can experience the most profound personal insights about our short lives," Diane says. "But Western eyes have to be guided."
One way to open your mind to get into these deeper thoughts, she says, is to simply focus on details and live in the moment. "Focusing on the details of one pebble is a very different experience from looking at 50 pebbles," Diane says.
This idea, she says, applies to problems: Ask yourself if you're seeing all parts of the situation.