Project Athena - Day 77 (Flowers)

Purple Coneflower

When you contemplate the mandala you are harmonizing inside.
— Joseph Campbell

The flower theme comes to a conclusion today and I have to say this has been one of my favorite weeks of shooting so far. It makes sense. I have been observing and studying the most amazing natural mandalas everywhere I go, for an entire week.

Yesterday, my partner asked me, "Why are you so happy this week?" I found myself at first searching for the reason. Then I realized this happiness she was observing could actually be my natural state of being and the simple act of appreciating the beauty that surrounds me has raised my vibration to its uninhibited, perfect pattern. I immediately stopped searching for the why and let the possibility that I could be happiness itself just resonate in my awareness.

Experiencing a facial expression created by turning the corners of my mouth upward ;)

Purple Coneflower  ( Echinacea purpurea)

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 44mm • F/5.3 • 1/60s • ISO 400