"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!

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

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

peony, dahlia, mum, and hyacinth

"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

May all of you bloom like a lotus.

Sabrina Faire

~~ purple lotus flower ~~

Buddha and the exotic lotus

I love lotus flowers!

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.

The lotus rises from the murky, muddy waters and grows into something beautiful and bright

"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

amazing rose

in bloom

Ambridge Rose - elegant blooms with myrrh scent

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! SHINE. -- Buddha