Flora | Core of the Gazania rigens
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
It is hard to see the truth for most people because what we usually see are the contents of the mind and not what we are seeing in our present moment. What is interesting is that this only happens to us as human beings but it is not a concern for all other living creatures in the world. A monkey knows that it is a monkey, it is programmed to know its true nature so it doesn’t believe itself to be an elephant the next day.
When we came into the world, we are a tabula rasa, a clean state. We don’t have a program installed in us telling us what we should or shouldn’t do. In this blank state, every impressions we encounter are imprinted into our minds by every other things out there. It becomes a mess, we end up believing in this and that and we cannot see and accept the truth in front of us.
We believe that a flower is beautiful, but why is the flower beautiful since beauty cannot be proven? Where did you learn that a flower is beautiful? If you can learn that a flower is beautiful, you can also compare this flower to that flower and that flower becomes less beautiful. What if you compare thousands of flowers? There would be one that ends up being ugly just because there is so many flowers that are more beautiful.
Beauty is truth because at any one time, there is only this one flower in front of you. You are not seeing it because in your mind there are the “other” flowers. The truth is about this one flower, the others are an illusion. If you can see the truth of this one flower, you will realize its beauty and it is not something that can be proven. It is like fragrance, you cannot see nor touch it but you can smell it and know it is there—its beauty is reflected in your heart.