Bright, Beautiful and ImpermanentNovember 1, 2014
Wandering out onto the balcony I come face to face with the most amazing sight; a late autumn surge of heat has stimulated the plants and flowers on the terrace to bloom and illuminate to the very best of their potential, and there before me is the most stunning red flower, open and glowing. The early evening light begins to fade, yet it continues to shine through the delicate petals.
I am captivated by this beauty, so raw, so pure. Its full potential reaching out to what remains of the light. Its existence is short, yet there it is, on full display, stretching out, big, bright and beautiful.
The cycles of life accompany us everywhere at every moment. As the warmth and light of late summer and autumn are left behind we move towards the cooler, darker days of winter.
Being forced to face this concept of impermanence with the illness and frailty of someone I love dearly, I am aware that just like this bright and beautiful flower, life is only temporary. Can I stay in awe of its magnificence, recognise its beauty and then be able to let it all go?
May I be open to awareness for my own and others’ benefits. Namaste.
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