Manifesting Everyday Wisdom: The Wild Rose

Photo credit: MVPalmeri

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”

— Osho

Lovers might understand this post more than others ….but if you haven’t thought of this before…maybe you will going forward. When I captured this picture of a rose, I was reminded of these words from Osho and the parallels of being a woman.

If loving someone is just about possessing them….please rethink your definition of love. Are you adding to someone’s life, loving them unconditionally, supporting them, challenging them, helping them grow, and rooting for their every success? 

Or do you hold them back, afraid that they will outgrow you? Afraid that they will find someone better or something that doesn’t include you?

If you love….love them wild and free, free to grow as their spirit needs…..not pruned and restricted to fit your chains. 



  1. laureenmills says:

    Beautiful post Maria!

  2. Manifesting Maria says:

    Thanks a lot. 🙏

  3. Simon says:

    This is so true and it’s something so often forgotten

  4. Manifesting Maria says:


  5. Such a beautiful thought ❤️

  6. rothpoetry says:

    I like the idea that loving is not possessing, rather appreciating!

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