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No mud, no lotus.

I saw this quote today. I think the author attributed it to Thich Nhat Hanh ó I should probably look it up, because I think Iíll be using it a lot.

Not everyone is familiar with how a lotus grows. It begins as a seed, dropped into the mud and muck of a pond bottom. Pond muck is dirty, slimy, smelly stuff -- but it is rich in what the seed needs in order to grow. In due time, the seed shell opens and a shoot begins to push its way through the mud. It is hard work, but the shoot ...
I saw this quote today. I think the author attributed it to Thich Nhat Hanh ó I should probably look it up, because I think Iíll be using it a lot.

Not everyone is familiar with how a lotus grows. It begins as a seed, dropped into the mud and muck of a pond bottom. Pond muck is dirty, slimy, smelly stuff -- but it is rich in what the seed needs in order to grow. In due time, the seed shell opens and a shoot begins to push its way through the mud. It is hard work, but the shoot gathers strength from the nutrients hidden in the mud.

I think we all want the lotus without the mud. I know I do. I want health without exercise and eating right. I want a beautiful and serene home without the housework. I want the words to flow effortlessly without having to go back and edit.

No mud, no lotus.




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A healthy mind in a healthy body.

I'd love to be below 200 pounds before September 2013. My eventual goal weight is about 140.

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I'm a homemaker living in Metro Atlanta, GA, USA. I love sewing, home improvement projects, reading and knitting. My teenage daughter manages to make me feel simultaneously older and younger than my years.

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SUNPANTHER
7/10/2012 8:22:16 AM

Ha ha! Just fluid! After today it'll be back!



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IPA-RAY
7/9/2012 9:01:18 AM

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Great quote!



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7/8/2012 6:09:00 PM

I am a new member of Budhists team too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNPANTHER
7/8/2012 4:40:02 PM

What a great name and philosophy to journey with!



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