A single flower showing up in the wilderness is a sign of ecosystem services availability to all, if we take time to observe and reflect
The flower recognises or accepts its part in the ecosystem – the ecosystem it shares with us
It makes itself available in a positive attractive way to other living creatures – and so might we
It expresses abundant beauty to attract other forms of life its way – we too can gather friends and followers by being appealing, approachable and welcoming.
Visitors to the flower are attracted to its offerings of shelter, food and value – we too can offer special gifts and support to others.
In return the flower receives pollination, essential to the regeneration of life – just as we benefit from community and others around us.
Normally, the flower has but one life (sometimes only a few hours) and an urgency to make its contribution – as we too have a relatively short life span in which to make a positive contribution to mankind.
The flower is abundantly open and even seeks the light – as we too need to be abundantly open, hiding nothing.
The flower shows up in harmony with the whole ecosystem, our ecosystem – so should we, for humanity sake
So in the wilderness of life, how far will we go to stand out and show up to make a difference? That is the question.
How many wonders will we see in other Australian wildflowers, when we stop to look?
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Thoughts inspired by Dr David E Martin, an extraordinary intellect and speaker, with a deep insight into the past, present and future of mankind.0