On Love and Rebirth
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.If a thing loves, it is infinite. If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Thich Nhat Hanh
You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.
Bulbs come up every spring. Then in winter, it looks like there's nothing there, no hope for life ever again. Then, Hallelujah! Next spring they're back even fuller. Perennials - same thing. Where there was only one calendula the year before, there will be ten this year, and one day, they will fill every empty space in your garden. Annuals are a lesson in the difference one living thing, plant or person, can make, and how their presence resonates long after they're gone. There again, the effects are not immediate.