The flower is happy to be a flower. It gives inspiration and joy without knowing it gives. But the flower suffers from no ego, so the possibility of becoming a Buddha is not there.
Ego is not to be feared, judged or rejected. Simply witness it. Acknowledge it. Let it humble you.
Ego is the beginning of your sacred journey. You move with ego and you gradually realize that it veils the face of God.
There is no distance between you and God other than your fear and worries, which are creations of the ego. As you practice self giving, surrender and consecrating all actions to the Divine Doer, true flowering happens.
The material flower, however beautiful, dies and withers away. The Flowering of Buddha, of pure consciousness in the heart of the seeker, never dies.
Time has no function in the eternally flowering consciousness. We all are born to be that Flower!
We have our glasses in our pocket, yet we are searching for them all over the world. We have the peace of the world in our Being, yet we look for peace in illusory, external objects. This is the play of hide and seek between the Divine Mother and Her numberless children at all the levels of life.
Ego remains as long as the ember of illumined consciousness does not light the fire of Wisdom that burns all desires, including its birth place, the ego.
I have never inspired you. It is only your inner readiness to be inspired; it is your karma attracting the inspiration to move into the reality of your Pure Mind.