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08/18/2013 09:49 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2013

14 Days of Summer, A Meditation: Day One

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Flowers: Desire

Summer is the season of flowers. We enjoy them for their outrageous beauty. We give them as gifts to show gratitude, love, and appreciation. But why do flowers exist? Why do they bloom in summer? Flowers are nature's way of expressing desire -- the desire to attract pollinators, the desire to reproduce, the desire to live again another year. Flowers bloom everywhere, from the highest mountains to the lowest deserts. The Rosa rugosa is a rugged beach flower with the quintessential fragrance of rose...

What is your desire? Where is your optimal place to bloom? What kind of pollinators would you like to attract into your life? If you were a flower, which one would you be?

Hold that flower in your heart and enjoy its beautiful fragrance. Revel in the desire to bloom!

Make sure to come back tomorrow!

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