The Heart that Flowers

#Lotus Blossoming in the #Fall. According to legend, Buddha once told a story: Like the #waterlily, there are three kinds of people in the world.

The first are those who long to bloom but become swallowed in the filthy circumstances that surround them. They never rise above the mud.

The second are those who struggle for a time – reaching for the Sun that is just beyond their fingertips. But eventually they surrender to their own weaknesses. They rise above the mud but never above the water.

The last are the blooming lilies. Those are the ones that rose above the world’s destructive influences and battled their own hearts and minds until finally they grew. Out of the mud, above the water. They bloom, revealing to all the glorious potential that always resided inside.
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We are all a blooming lily – I hope that you have risen to show your flowering heart to the world!

Fun Food! Or maybe not food. . . . πŸ˜±

A Purple #Mushroom! I’ve never seen one of those before

Happy Days are Here Again!

🎡 Because I’m Happy πŸŽ΅πŸ˜ƒ

#Cherry Blossoms of Sapporo

Finally got to see the cherry blossom of Japan – bucket list wish accomplished!

It’s #Spring!

#Wysteria Flower

Lovely #wysteria #bonzai plants in the Humble Administrator’s Garden in #Suzhou – So pretty! 🌼

#travel

#Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel

Wwwwoah! πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒThe #hotel πŸ›Œ is so nice! Concierge, private entrance to the city protected #garden, indoor & outdoor #pool, #breakfast on the patio – everything in classical style #Chinese #architecture. I’m officially lost – I don’t think I remember the way to the hotel entrance we took so many twists in here. Balinisian massage – multiple restaurants, opera and tea shows! Wow! I picked it cause it was closer to the subway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ Lucky me!