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 see 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 is 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, Book 3
Neale Donald Walsch
"The Lack of peace in your mind- however it manifests itself- is an indication that you are giving power to people or conditions in the world around you, rather than relying exclusively on the power that is within you.
You create your own unpeacefulness by your reactions to the illusions of pressure or tension or despair that appear around you."
"If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth."
That is because I am always there, and your very decision to call My name merely elevates your awareness of Me.
Once you are aware of Me, your sadness will leave you. For sadness and God cannot exist in the same place, because God is Life Energy, turned up as high as it will go, and sadness is Life Energy turned down.