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!

Sea is Green

14 . . . 15 the sea is green 🎤

*Remember that song 😎?

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

Tongli Bridges

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

The Water Towns of Southern China

#Tongli water town scenic area about an hour’s metro Ride from #Suzhou #China. I think I had the Best Weather possible!

Yeongjong-do Island

The eastern end of Yeongjong-do Island in #Inchon, #southkorea.

The ICN airport is on one end, and this park & #fishmarket is at the other. We’re staying at the Royal Emporium hotel tonight. My school booked a cheap hotel for us, which happened to be a brand new, beautiful place right on the #waterfront. One hour Ride on bus 203 from the airport. No foreigners, and lots of yummy cafes, Fish shops, Beer & chicken stops, etc. So much fresh Flounder, Lobsters, Shrimp, and crabs! The crowd is great & atmosphere is upbeat. You can also take the ferry to Wolmido from here!

Wading in Lilies ~ Sounds Like a Dream

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Year of the Goat :)

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I love this because the ribbon is actually hanging straight down in the water; the water is just so clear you can still see it. It’s like the river is graduating to an even better future. Maybe it will be fuller now?