See the flower as dying and you will see the flower sadly.
Yet see the flower as part of a whole tree that is changing,
and will soon bear fruit, and you the flower’s true beauty.
When you understand that the blossoming and the falling away
of the flower is a sign that the tree is ready to bear fruit,
then you understand life. Look at this carefully and you will see
that life's its own metaphor. Always remember, you are not the flower,
nor are you even the fruit. You are the tree. And your roots are deep, embedded in Me. I am the soil from which you have sprung,
and both your blossoms and your fruit will return to Me, creating more
rich soil. Thus, life begets life, and cannot know death, ever.
"Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue"
by Neale Donald Walsch