No Mud, No Lotus.
The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud.
The thicker and deeper the mud,
the more beautiful the lotus blooms.
My religion is simple: my religion is kindness.
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
— Lao Tzu
When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings. Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring reconciliation, healing, understanding, and much happiness.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.C.G. Jung (via purplebuddhaproject)