“A flower falls even though we love it and a weed grows even though we do not love it.”
Perception and attachment. Two abstract concepts that at once can define us and confine us. We may love flowers and not love weeds, but they will do what it is that they do regardless of our perception, regardless of our feelings towards them. In this simple fact of life, truth and beauty breathe. We would do best to do what we do regardless of what others perceptions may be, and we should see the true beauty in everything, regardless of our previous perceptions may have been.
In this light, we can bask in the wonders of the universe, appreciate all living things, and stop to “smell the flowers”. In this light we can see the impermanence of life, that the flowers will still fall, that all life will fall, even though we love it. In times of death we may feel great suffering, but if we can learn to detach ourselves from wrong perception and see that this is natural, we may understand ourselves better and suffer less.
We may not be able to change the inherent nature of life and behaviours, but we can lean to understand it, appreciate it, and see the beauty in everyday life.