Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Change your perspective with mud and flowers

oh, but it's really so much more.................

It lives, grows and thrives in the mud.

The Lotus Flower

We cannot deny its beauty

Let it be an example

We live and grow in mud -

the muddy crap that takes up residence in our lives

............. our disappointments, our sadness, our pain, our tears, our grief, our struggles, our sorrow, our heartaches, our body aches........................

all of it

the crap of our lives

the muddy crap of our lives


Take a lesson from the beautiful Lotus Blossom

the more muddy, the more beautiful it becomes

Learn this lesson well.................

Open your mind, heart and soul up to welcome the muddy clouds that seek to destroy

Don't focus on it

Don't allow it to damper your spirit

Don't drown in it

And, for heaven's sake, don't resist it

for what we resist, will persist.

welcome it - embrace it

Be grateful and appreciate it - all of it

Life will include happiness - just not all the time.

Life will include suffering - it is what it is - that's a "given".

But, when we just allow the natural ebb and flow between suffering and happiness, without expectations, with acceptance, the mud becomes more tolerable


For it's from the mud that we will thrive and become beautiful, too

............just like the Lotus flower

Look in the mirror and recognize how truly beautiful you really are..............


  1. I really needed to see this today. Thank you for all of your insight, wisdom, inspiration and for just being who you are!

  2. Yes, I've visited before, but the words are just as relevant as the first time I was here :). Thanks.
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