A rose is perfectly a rose as a bud & in bloom
We are trained by society in general to list the things, in order to achieve a certain outcome. What if this is the illusion and we are actually perfect as we are? The rose is a bud simply in itself as itself. Perfectly expressing its ‘roseness’, the rose opens when its ready to open and then expresses itself as a bloom. The dichotomy of self understanding is reconciling both accepting the perfection of who I am in the moment of be-ing the bud; whilst at the same time holding the energy, desire to grow and the possibility for myself to bloom without attachment.