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!

Take a Breath – Find Your Path

‘It is well with my soul 🎵’

Weddings Abound!

#Dalian is a very popular wedding location due to it location by the #sea. This ‘park’ had about 7 wedding sets of different types and Probably 20 – 25 different #couples Waiting in line to do their #wedding pictures. 💕

Summer Vibes at Haeundae Beach!

#Haeundae Beach! I totally lucked out 😊 My #hotel (#ArkBlueHotel) was only 2 blocks from the #beach, was cheap, and the staff were really nice! 💕 The beach was basically empty! In mid-July!!! So nice, soft sand, cold water. . . . gorgeous experience!

Sea is Green

14 . . . 15 the sea is green 🎤

*Remember that song 😎?

The view from the sea path up to the #skywalk. ❤️

The #Shanghai Bund

#Shanghai Bund! All lit up – it just #shines
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Tongli Bridges

Some ancient #bridges on the waterways of #Tongli in Southern #China.