"A flower could also be seen as the height of expression. For some people a flower may be God’s own face. A mystic could view it as the divine blooming in its highest way. If a person is always thinking of multiplying things, his interest would be in a seed. If somebody is always thinking of shelter and security, his interest would be in the trunk and branches of a tree. If somebody is thinking of pleasure, his interest will lie in the fruit. Such people are not interested in the root, the plant or the leaves. They’re just waiting for the fruit. They will never enjoy the process of the plant growing. There is only joy when the fruit appears.
Flowers are the most fragile aspects of life. The spiritual process is referred to as flowering. We don’t use the word ‘fruiting’ of the consciousness, because the fruit is always intending for something to happen; you must receive something out of it. That aspect is very dominant in the fruit. There is a deep pleasure-seeking in the fruit. So who enjoys flowers? Somebody who simply enjoys life enjoys flowers.
Flowers are not really useful but yet considered the most beautiful dimension of the life process of a plant. It is the peak of the plants life. So, when you offer something to that which you consider divine, you want to offer that which is of high value. You’d like to pull out your heart and offer it.
In life, the greatest thing that you can do to yourself is to become like a flower – not a trunk, root, or seed, but like a flower. However useless flowers may seem, they are the most accessible. The whole effort of any spiritual process is to become like a flower. Thus the flower has become synonymous with offerings.”