Flower arranging is just like a mirror. While arranging, what you are gazing at are not flowers, but your own heart. If it seems like nothing but showiness, it's just emptiness. But if you delve into the polish and the refinement, then the beauty exists.
Flower arranging is like a mirror. You observe your own heart as you work, rather than the flowers. The beauty you see on the surface is only skin-deep; true beauty is found only beyond the work you refine and hone.