Anyone can love a rose but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It is ordinary to love the beautiful, but its beautiful to love the ordinary.
Very true is it not? A rose, so beautiful…the colours…the fragrance…it’s a symbol of love. As you pluck a rose, you are so careful not to hurt your fingers as the stem has thorns in it. Why does such a beautiful flower have thorn on its stem?
What does it indicate? And the leaf? Do we even look at it? NO!
We are bothered about the thorn, focus on plucking the beautiful rose while the ordinary leaf just looks on.
Without the stem and the leaf the rose would not be there at all. Out of one seed the plant grows branches and the stem on which the rose bud appears amidst the leaves. Then when the bud flowers into a beautiful rose our vision is stuck there. This is quite ordinary.
To care for the leaf and understand its importance is where it’s a bit out of ordinary.
In the example of the rose the hint was clearly on us humans. We love beautiful people and tend to ignore the ‘not as beautiful’ as in the leaf above.
Why does our eyes crave for beauty? Why cannot it look at everything and feel it is beautiful? That is the reason why the saying ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’ makes a lot of sense.
There are a few out there who love not only the rose, but also the leaf and even the thorn. It is just a matter of acceptance. If we accept everything as a creation then we accept everything that exists in this creation. WE will not then distinguish saying beautiful ordinary or ugly.
The eyes that see through the clear mind will always see everything beautiful. The eyes that see superficially with a cluttered mind full of negatives will discriminate and say beautiful and ordinary.
So the one who sees beauty in everything whether a rose or a leaf is a beautiful human.
Let us all strive to be beautiful and not ordinary by seeing beauty in every creation of God.