"Oh, your zinnias are so beautiful," my friend Fair says.
Somehow, this year, i wound up with both dwarf and giant, single and double, quilled and pom-pom. Zinnias are quite a rewarding cut flower--a colorful vase-full lasts a week. One variety is called "Cut and Come Again."
What's rewarding about our meditation practice? The calm. The decrease in anxiety or irritability. The solitude. The "centering."
Every day we cut out of the world for a few minutes and come again to that quiet (and sometimes not so quiet!) place that nourishes us.
Zinnias rest the eyes. Meditation rests the body.