Don't try to force anything.
Let life be a deep let-go.
See [God/Spirit/All That Is] opening millions of flowers
every day without forcing the buds.
- Bhagwan Shree Rayneesh
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
- Chinese proverb
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses