“The nature of This Flower is to bloom.”—Alice Walker
These irises bloom only for a day. It seems that while it is happily in bloom, it thinks not of tomorrow. It experiences freedom in the present moment.
“A flower has a short life span, yet it offers itself wholeheartedly to others. It offers its own nectar to the bees — and this brings happiness.” -Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)
“We inter-breathe with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body. “
—Thich Nhat Hanh
“The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum-total of that life is God.”
taste the sunshine
through the leaves
who bask in it
absorb the light
like solar cells
and recharge the whole tree
all the way to the roots
which keep the tree upright
which absorb the water
like a well
we all have a part
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be”.
“Amma remembers a story. Once the colors of the world gathered together. Each one claimed, “I am the most important and beloved color.” The conversation culminated in a quarrel.
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