The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. — Jean Giraudoux
"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."    ~Jean Giraudoux

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."    ~Jean Giraudoux

"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper…the photographer begins with the finished product. "  -Edward Steichen 

"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper…the photographer begins with the finished product. "  -Edward Steichen 

'distinctive'
"I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."  -  Rita Mae Brown

'distinctive'

"I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."  -  Rita Mae Brown

“Stop-Look-Go…if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody, and that changes this power pyramid under which we live.”  
David Steindl-Rast: from Ted Talk, ‘Want to be happy? Be grateful’

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&utm_content=awesm-publisher&awesm=on.ted.com_gratefulness&utm_source=tumblr.com

“Stop-Look-Go…if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody, and that changes this power pyramid under which we live.”  

David Steindl-Rast: from Ted Talk, ‘Want to be happy? Be grateful’

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&utm_content=awesm-publisher&awesm=on.ted.com_gratefulness&utm_source=tumblr.com

'breathe in the day'
“A plant is not thinking: Tomorrow I will put a new leaf to the north and then next week when it rains I will grow a meter taller. Its existence is just unfolding out of itself spontaneously…We cannot breathe tomorrows breath today. Therefore, knowing this, leave your existence to existence and start enjoying your cosmic play. Best of all, don’t try to be anything at all. This is a secret few recognize."  - Mooji 

'breathe in the day'

“A plant is not thinking: Tomorrow I will put a new leaf to the north and then next week when it rains I will grow a meter taller. Its existence is just unfolding out of itself spontaneously…We cannot breathe tomorrows breath today. Therefore, knowing this, leave your existence to existence and start enjoying your cosmic play. Best of all, don’t try to be anything at all. This is a secret few recognize."  - Mooji 

'at the threshold'
“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”  - Mary Oliver

'at the threshold'

“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”  - Mary Oliver

'baptism'
"We may not live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments."
~ K. Nerburn

'baptism'

"We may not live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments."

~ K. Nerburn

Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. — Eckhart Tolle 
lady slipper orchid
“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.”    - Eckhart Tolle

lady slipper orchid

“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.”    - Eckhart Tolle