A flower doesn’t make itself grow. In the Spring it arises from stillness and in the fall it returns from whence it came. This occurs naturally from its own stillness, it needs no other assistance.
When the stillness of a flower is seen as life itself and not as the flower, at that point one will truly see the flower. This is how one begins to understand themselves. When the stillness within is seen as life itself and not as a person, it is then that one will truly see themselves. And when this happens, life begins to be seen as it is. It will be in this seeing of stillness that one will understand the stillness of the flower.
Enjoy life, but the enjoyment is not in the things of life, that is what one experiences, joy is in stillness. Conditioning produces noise, stillness produces joy. That which most seek to enjoy is noise, joy cannot be attained because it is already there within a person and one cannot attain that which is already possessed. But this will only be known when there is stillness.
Find a place to sit where its quiet. sit and be mindful of each breath, not you breathing in and out, but how each breath occurs on its own. Sit with this mindfulness. Watch how many breaths can be counted before the mind wanders. I get to about fifty and no matter how hard I concentrate the mind wanders. When I started doing this I could get to about six. This is one method used in developing the discipline to have ones inner stillness revealed. When one knows what the noise is, it will be known what stillness is. Just watch the flower, don’t label it, just watch it, the flower never labelled itself. Through the stillness it arose, it never consciously did anything for it to grow, out of the stillness of the Universe it appeared. In stillness is where all life arises from, because stillness itself is life, just go ask the flower.