Sunday, May 12, 2013

Living in harmony


The Woman with the Flower
I wouldn't coax the plant if I were you.
Such watchful nurturing may do it harm.
Let the soil rest from so much digging.
And wait until it's dry before you water it.
The leaf's inclined to find its own direction;
Give it a chance to seek the sunlight for itself.
Much growth is stunted by too much prodding,
Too eager tenderness.
The things we love we have to learn to leave alone.
Naomi Long Madget


"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."

—Marcus Aurelius 
There is a natural order to all things. Avoid interfering otherwise you will forfeit your peace.