Lotus Flower

Lotus FlowerThe lotus flower is important in Chinese mythology as the symbol of something pure and beautiful that grows up from the muck. It is a reminder that each of us can transcend our circumstances. But remember, the lotus never leaves the muck behind – the unattractive mess at the bottom of the pond is what nourishes the plant throughout its life.

What messy parts of your life continue to nourish you?

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Life and Death and Life Again

FormalGarden“For me, gardening is a form of prayer. Most people have an awareness of life and death, but few have an awareness of life, death, and life again. Gardeners do, though.”
–Kaya McLaren

What form of prayer gives you an awareness of life being reborn?

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Gone to Seed

Gone To SeedWe think of flowers as the purpose of a blooming plant, and the color and scent of a blossom as the truly desirable part of a plant’s life cycle. But what matters to the plant are the seeds that remain after the blossom is gone, for that is where creation resides.

What do you love all the better now that its shine has worn off?

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Heavy Clouds

Heavy CloudsSome days clouds seem like the lightest things imaginable: the thin wisps of cirrus or the cotton-ball fluffiness of cumulus. But on other days clouds advance with oppressive gravity, the threat of flooding moving in across the sky.

What is the weather like in your personal system today?

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The Shape of Your Imagination

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you look at these twisted rocks the right way, you might see the shape of two alligators kissing. Or not. It all depends on the shape of your imagination.

What flight of fancy has struck you lately?

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