Why Are Flowers Beautiful?
"Flowers are the music of the ground. From Earth's lips, spoken without a sound."
~ Edwin Curran
One thing that everyone can agree on is that flowers are beautiful. But why? What is it that makes a flower so beautiful? It could be the vibrant colors, the amazing fragrance, or the intricate way the petals are shaped and arranged. But, beyond the senses, there is more to the beauty of flowers. They are nature’s artwork- an expression of beauty by the formless, creative force that underlies all of existence.
Flowers are also beautiful because of the transformation they have undergone. What was once a tiny seed, grew to be a plant which then blossomed into a flower. Just like how crystals are minerals that have undergone a profound transformation over time, a plant goes through a similar process when it blooms. In a way, a flower shows us the subtle beauty that is inside us all, a beauty that is innate to all life on Earth. Flowers give us hope, encouraging us to undergo our own transformation so that, ultimately, we may blossom and share our unique beauty with the rest of the world.
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About The Author
Nick Hughes is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and co-owner of Well Being. Influenced by the ideas of Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Deepak Chopra, Nick presents his unique take on human existence with the goal of helping others live a happier life.