A lotus flower grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself." ~ - Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

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purple #Colorful Roses| http://colorfulrosesjake.blogspot.com

Red Orange and Teal

♂ Stillness You are where you need to be. Just breathe ~

Lotus Flower Surreal Series: DD0A9608-1000 by Bahman Farzad, via #Beautiful Flowers

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Beautiful tropical water lilies. The tropicals hold their stems above the water by 4-6 inches while the hardy types have blossoms that sit at the water level. vnwg.com

Lotus Flower Candle bowls

Spring pond......

simple beauty... flower on a rough timber shelf

Porch Pond!

tea canister with roses

lovely rose still life

water lilies

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twins by Hau Siu Fai

living on water

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