Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ego Vs. Dani

I'm reading Eckhart Tolle's New Earth. It's a wonderful book. Made me think over ego.

"Awareness is the greatest agent for change."

"No matter what you have or get, you won't be happy. You will always be looking for something else that promises greater fulfillment, that promises to make your incomplete sense of self complete and fill that sense of lack you feel within."

Does this flower need more?

Ego Vs. Dani 1:2

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Anonymous said...

you wouldn't believe how much this moved me. thank you.

daily athens

Clytie said...

Simply and beautifully said. Thank you so much.

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

Lovely photo of the Passion Flower - quite an appropriate flower too considering what you've written. The missionaries in South America used to use the Passion flower to help symbolized the death of Christ.

The double row of coloured filaments, known as the corona, signifies to some the halo around Christ's head and to others the crown of thorns. The five stamens and the three spreading styles with their flattened heads symbolise the wounds and the nails respectively. The tendrils resemble the whips used to scourge Christ and the lobed leaves look similar to the clutching hands of the soldiers. From Kew Gardens

Today only Christ alone can give you that contentment and completeness you have spoken of.

Have a lovely weekend :) Rosie

Dani said...

Thank you, Rosie. I didn't know its name is passion flower. Ive heard of this name but honestly I believed it doesn't grow here in Macedonia.

Thanks a lot for the informative comment.

Have a great day too.

maiaT said...

Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday and thanks for the beautiful contribution!

This is one of my favorite flowers, not for its religious meaning but for its beauty.
The flower has a much older history than Christianity, especially this blue one (Passiflora caerulea).

In India, blue passionflowers are called Krishnakamala in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The colour blue is associated with Krschna or Krshna as color of his aura.

Outside the Christian heartland, the regularly-shaped flowers have reminded people of the face of a clock; in Israel they are known as "clock-flower" and in Japan they are called tokeis"clock plant".

Manang Kim said...

Oh my goodness this flower is way too different and unique. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

White peonies

Flower Town said...

WOw, these are beautiful photos of a passion flower. It also comes in pink, I've seen one.