Hey, I hope you all are set for a blooming weekend. It's time to go out and sit under the flower-laden trees and sense what’s heaven like... I did the same and here’s my take on it.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees. I too hurried up one fine morning to capture the spring spirit in my camera. I totally loved the colors the day had to offer.
"The elements of nature have again demonstrated to us just how powerful and destructive they can be despite our scientific knowledge and advancement. We need no more proof of the supremacy of the forces of nature. We are humbled and this pulls us back to our spiritual roots, the essence of our being, and the wellspring from which all goodness flows. Mother Earth has given from her bounty and we are indebted to her. We can no longer continue to only take; we need to return something back to her. She is asking us for the gift of peace: peace in our personal relationships, peace between nations, peace with our limited resources and peace with God. With every drop of peace we create, we are creating a pool of reconciliation; with ourselves, with the world, with our fellow travellers and with nature.
It is very important that we do not get caught up in web of questions of why and what and how – this confusion will not allow inner stability and calm. Rather, we need to take our life in our hands and build an inner resolve so that we are able to face the many challenges that continue to confront us."