Our life is part of something bigger than ourselves

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this.

Yes. We had happened upon a ‘jumper’. I pointed it out to the tall person and suggested that we try to talk it down. The tall person  told me that he had heard that some people talk to flowers and they do apparently respond.

Hmm. What do you say to a flower that has decided to end it all?

Then I remembered what Paramahansa Yogananda said, “Because God is Beauty, He created loveliness in flowers that they might speak of Him.  More than anything else in nature they hint at His presence.”

I relayed this message to the desperate flower.

We waited for a few moments and it didn’t move.  The tall person smiled and said that sometimes each of us needs to hear that we are valued and our life is part of something bigger than ourselves.

16 thoughts on “Our life is part of something bigger than ourselves

  1. This made us giggle but it is a very good point. Whee like our Mummy to tell us how special whee are once in awhile. Maybe that is what the flower needed?! 😉

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  2. The tall person was right Bassa, we all need to be honored sometime in our life. You did a wonderful thing giving value to the desperate flower. He is still there and I bet he is beautiful 🙂

  3. Thanks, Bassa, for reminding us that every living thing has great worth, from a person right down to a down and out flower on the verge of ending it all. Your coming along in the moment of the flowers greatest need was indeed fortuitous.

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