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8/04/2008

At the roadside


Today I was inspired by Robin J.

One saying - I think- is very wise. "The difference between a weed and a flower is a judgement.”

And how many of these weeds are growing on the roadside, exactly where nothing will grow?

Sometimes I feel like a weed, sometimes like a wort and sometimes like a flower but alone a name will make me no other human being.

"From the same topsoil, the weed grows and the flower" says Friedrich von Bodenstedt. And as simple as the statement seems to be, it means that we need not to compare ourselves with the beauty of other flowers while we have a lifetime to grow ahead us.

5 comments:

Jena Isle said...

Wow! That is a nice thought. Being a weed or a flower. Nobody's perfect, so like you, I maybe the weed at times and the flower sometimes. Thanks for a very powerful insight.

Kalilea said...

Thank you for sharing that thought. I read it and it made me smile today.

enreal said...

Such a beautiful reminder... love the metaphor. It is always external beauty we perceive and desire... comparison is envy of the mind... within our hearts we desire the opposite, our hearts desire connection, our minds perception falters... thank you

A.V.C. said...

Compare only to find out the different aspects of yourself.

If you perceive someone else as beautiful, it means that you have that beauty within you.

Thank you for a very good post (as usual) rainer. I am currently travelling, so my participation is somewhat limited these days. I visit almost every day though. :)

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena, your are most likely a power weed....;-)

Dear kalilea thank you for letting me know that, now I amsmiling too...

Dear enreal thank you for the full-hearted words...;-)

Dear a.v.c. I hope you have a lot of spiritual adventures while travelling ;-)