"Bring Me your mind for rest and renewal. Let Me infuse My Presence into your thoughts...giving you glimpses of heaven while your still reside on earth...I want you to walk with Me in the garden of your heart..." (151)
The way our minds build neuro-networks of thought looks similar to branches on trees. We can literally grown a "garden" of fruit producing 'trees' with the patterns of thought we allow to develop in our minds. However, toxic, negative thoughts neuro-chemically burn the branches, eventually leaving holes in the brain where life-giving thoughts once were! The death of a life-giving mind, overcome with oppressive thoughts, is such a tragedy!
Jesus invites us "to walk with (Him) in the garden of our hearts, where (He wants to) take up permanent residence."
Growing a Garden, not Digging a Graveyard...dmc