Gardening is a meaningful way to cultivate self-love. Like meditation, gardening is a time to be still and listen, not just to the sound of the outdoors, but to your inner voice. Gardening slows you down, stops you in your tracks and sets you down on the Earth for a while. In gardening you share your energy with the Earth through the tenderness of your touch, and she meets you there. There is no more generous partner for a loving relationship than the Earth herself. She is waiting for you.