Gorgeous flowers grow in summer—wildflowers, exotic flowers, sunflowers, roses, and more. Some are prized for their meaning and others for their beauty. Often people admire flowers and then pick them to bring the beauty of Nature home with them. However, Osho teaches us to look at Nature—and love—from a different perspective.
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
What else in your life can you appreciate just as it is intended to be? Can you view your children or spouse that way—loving them just as they are, not as you want them to be? Can you reach the ultimate challenge and view yourself in the same light? Love is about cultivating a deeper appreciation for the thing, the person, or even the moment.
Thank you for this article.
I’ve been having mixed thoughts about buying cut flowers.
Thank you for all your writing.
It has really helped me.
Thanks for your comments Julie. Seeing the beauty in the garden allows you to see yourself.
If flowers are already cut, as in a florist, then enjoy them too. That’s the flexibility behind this thinking.