After subtraction, there is a lot less that your eyes can physically catch. Did you feel that it resulted in lower stimulus to your vision?
Did abundance disappear?
Or did you feel the opposite? Did you feel as if your vision and mind were suddenly awoken because of the “less-ness,” working hard trying to read and feel what’s presented by the “less-ness?”
This technique is called “Ikebana,” a Japanese traditional flower arrangement method established in the Middle Ages by a Zen monk.
Ikebana’s primary objective is to capture the power of natural flowers that grow towards the sun (the source of energy) and also their adaptability to their surrounding environment. The resilience to grow straight, hang down, become supple and flexible….to adjust to what nature poses to them.
Great objective, but why reduce the number of flowers? The best way would seem to reap as many flowers as you can in your OWN hands. (doesn’t it mean that you literally own the beauty?)