I walked in the Flower Dome of Garden By The Bay, Singapore and found beautiful flowers which I did not know the name but it’s so prolific. As a flower fan, -meaning only enjoying the beauty without knowing further about the flowers LOL-, I had been attracted by the color and the shape of the flowers. oh no, each flower! Sooo beautiful…
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. – Gerard De Nerval
Let me start with the nice sayings from the famous Persian Sufi mystic,
Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart – Rumi
So what is Life? Usually people will answer it by saying it is from B to D, from Birth to Death. Yeah, of course it’s not wrong, but is it only that? We can make it more meaningful by questioning the thing between B and D. Well, what is between B and D? We all know it is a ‘C’. But what is actually a ‘C’ for us? It is a CHOICE. Yes, our life is a matter of choices, we should live well and it will never go wrong.
A simple example is Happiness. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make us happy until we choose to be happy. No person will make us happy unless we decide to be happy. Our happiness will not come TO us, it can only come FROM us.
Undoubtedly, nothing is more compelling than the power of choice. Every time, we are being presented with a choice. We can choose good over evil, right over wrong, evolve over remain. And then if we choose to evolve, we will connect with the strength within us, we will explore what lies outside of our comfort zone. We will be awaken to love, we will become, we will be.
Thus as we are awaken to the power of choice, we are always given the opportunity to start anew. As simple as that.
I forgot about time when I entered the flower dome of Garden By The Bay in Singapore. Thousands of flowers, with variations of colors, shapes, sizes, and many more, just name it. If you’re a flower’s lover, you will need a full day or more to enjoy all flowers here (sounds exaggerate :D) but I bet you will never get bored walking here!
In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Variations on a Theme for this week, then I submit only three pictures of Cattleya Orchids. How could I forget a saying about orchids?
As we know that all change is not always growth, as all movement is not always forward. But at least we can learn about life from the nature, from flowers. In some ways, flowers can make people better, happier, and more helpful; and for those people, flowers are the sunshine, the food, and the medicine to the soul.
And if we choose growth in life, from this moment we have to replace our characters that prevent growth with actions that nourish it and the flower of self-realization will bloom automatically.
And since a new bloom spreads fragrance and freshness around…
May the new year add a new beauty, freshness into your life!
Unconsciously in every holiday I always make time to take photographs on flowers. Sometimes in the courtyard of the hotel where I stay, or at the destinations I visit. Finally I know that I am always attracted by flowers, perhaps by the beauty or the colours of them. Since then I have a photo collection of beautiful flowers.
As requested from the Daily Post in the weekly photo challenge, for me the holiday could never be complete without taking beautiful flowers. As if a confirmation that in every holiday is always full of beauty and bring back the wonderful memories.
This week, Jen from the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to embrace the season, to share an image that embodies the world or the weather where we live or the current season of our life in metaphor.
And for this week’s challenge, I select this one as my contribution.
I remember the moment… On the way back to the bus shelter after visiting Daibutsu in Kamakura, Japan, I could not help myself not to capture these beautiful pink flowers which decorated the sidewalk. While the others just passed by, I gave time to myself to stop and enjoy this lovely flowers.
I noticed further with my own eyes, and the small world of beauty in front of me showed slowly and clearly. I noticed that, what we called as seasons, were happening in the same bush in front of me. In the same beauty of a bowl of pink flowers, I could see the fresh young, the full bloom, the matured brownish-edge and the grateful hidden petals. All the seasons of beauty in a unity. Life. Love.
Ah, I remember a nice word from Mother Teresa,
Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand…
When I visited Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2 weeks ago, I saw this beautiful flower. A lotus. I could not help myself not to capture it with my pocket camera. Well, here is my submission to this week’s photo challenge with the theme From Every Angle.