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See this is what bothers me about all self-help, recovery, New Age crap: When the bud was a bud, it wasn't struggling to be a flower. Nin's view here is a human looking-back view that explains old pain and struggle, while still not embracing responsibility. BE the bud and then BE the flower, but remember: Flower not better than bud.
Amen! Let's start with clean, running water inside our homes, heat in the winter, air in the summer, electricity, lights at night, a warm coat, food when we're hungry. All this should be enough to make us happy!
Inspirational art, Happiness quote art print - Happiness is a journey not a destination - Watercolor. $25.00, via Etsy.