Flowers In The Garden – Rumi
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Imam Ali once said, “be like the flower that vies its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”
We humans are like seeds. We belong to the garden. ‘But of what garden?’ we ask. ‘From what planting?’
We admit to pondering little about the matter of our growth in this Earthly garden. We barely discern the seed-like nature of ourselves; that the outer-life is a flower or husk, protecting or concealing our fragile inner life, an embryo of a new being-ness. Both pod and flower have a part to play if the whole self is ever to be born.
We search for ways to harmonize these often quarrelsome aspects. Will we ever succeed? If not, the difficult task of bearing new life onto the planet, life and vision and will, is bound to fail, with seeds falling on fallow ground.
Traditions also speak of the…
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