The Flower

The flower shows us how natural it is to recognize what is good and praiseworthy about us. The flower lived as Rumi teaches us: “Shine like the whole universe is yours!” In that moment of loving and fully expressing its beauty, the flower was fulfilling the purpose of its existence. The flower did not doubt whether it deserved to be so beautiful or whether it was allowed to enjoy its perfection. The flower simply enjoyed what it was and fully gave it expression. Allow yourself to be like the flower. Say out loud to yourself, “I deserve to exist. I am beautiful and I love myself.”