"The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."
- Jean Giraudoux
The Iris is the birth flower for the month of February.
It is the Tennessee State flower.
It's a perennial herb and some can even grow in deserts, and swamps and even in the very far cold north.
It is named after the Greek rainbow goddess, 'Iris,' for the variety of colors you can find them in.
From ancient times the Iris's stateliness stood as a symbol of majesty and power.
And as the three leaves of it's blossoms exemplifying faith, wisdom and valour, the Egyptians
placed it on the brow of the Sphinx.
"Don't try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go.
See [God/Spirit/All That Is] opening millions of flowers
every day without forcing the buds."
- Bhagwan Shree Rayneesh
I think we could learn a lot from flowers, their patience, the beauty that is revealed in that patience,
and with a few essentials we all have the possibility of blooming.
There is also much to learn about their giving and our receiving with out boundaries.
Today, I'm over at Focusing on Life sharing thoughts about boundaries and expectations
and how they can get in my way of 'seeing.' I would love for you to come on over and
join in the conversation . . . and I'm proposing a challenge.