Just yesterday I discovered that the English name for a flower that in Germany is called „Moon Viola“ is ‘honesty’.
This name is so very fitting in many ways:
Like honesty this flower is never the first thing to be seen, but always present by its wonderful smell reminding you of beauty. When looking at its flowers the first thing that comes to my mind is simplicity, delicacy and strength combined with absolute clarity – and that is what honesty is about for me.
Being totally honest – regardless of how confronting this may be for me or another person – will bring the most amazing simplicity. If I am honest, I create the basis for trust – in myself – and this will allow others to trust themselves, trust me and open up as well.
On this open basis the most amazing changes can root.
When I am totally honest and open, I feel very delicate and vulnerable – or better I felt like that – until I understood that not only is this delicacy a wonderful beauty in itself, but the vulnerability I show is in fact incredibly powerful.
If I show all of me, I do not have fear, because I do not hide and do not try to protect my seemingly weak points,
i.e. I do not see myself as small and less.
The strength that comes from this is such a different reflection to the world than the small anxious version of me that said to the world „I am a victim, come and bully me, because then I can lament at you and hide away from all I do not want to take responsibility for“.
A clever trick exposed by allowing myself to feel and show all that the beauty and wisdom that is there deep inside of me and just waited to be shown again.
Like the wonder of this small intensely fragrant flower,
honesty for me first and foremost is beauty.
If it is brought to a situation or to life in general there will be massive changes.
Sometimes there maybe struggles at first that on the surface do not feel so very beautiful, but in the end they are just the masking of the full beauty that is to peel away underneath. The beauty of a changing life, of eyes lighting up, letting true joy, love and stillness shine out into the world again.
What a marvellous reflection nature can be.