"The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms." May you live like the lotus: at ease in muddy water!

~~ purple lotus flower ~~

Ancient Lotus (Ooga Lotus), Koza, Wakayama, Japan

Lotus Flower - IMG_0168-sun-prime by Bahman Farzad, via Flickr

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"The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms." May you live like the lotus: at ease in muddy water. http://sushumna.in/sushumna-yoga-our-vision.php

Lotus!

The light shines through the cloudiest of days, wrapping me in its warmth and security. I open, like a flower, growing, stretching, reaching, reveling in its embrace.

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Lotus- symbol of perseverence because it grows up out of the mud and water to reach the sun and bloom

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Lovely Lotus Flowers

The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck.

Egyptian - Lotus Flower, used often because it was sacred and the flower of the goddess Isis.

Soooo beautiful!

this is quite possibly the most beautiful flower i have ever seen!

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'Candle Lite' Dahlia | K Connell Dahlias