Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good Thought

Choose to believe in your own myth
Your own glamour
Your own spell

A young woman who does this (even if she is just pretending)
has everything....
~ Francesca Lia Block

image taken from essential oil bazaar
the picture above is a lotus flower. the 'lotus' is a symbolic flower in Hindu iconography. according to Wikipedia, "the growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise."

so are you getting that? this flower starts in the icky mud of a pond, grows up through the water (while miraculously thermoregulating its own temperature) and blossoms beautifully at the surface... *hint: this is a metaphor, be the lotus.

"One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto [Love], is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water." - Bhagavad Gita 5.10


SonoViva said...

I wish I could thermoregulate. People would be like, "Wow, a tank top? It's snowing! Aren't you cold?" and I'd be like, "Nope."

Courtney said...

hahahahahahahahaaha me too! especially at work, where it is -67 degrees in my cubicle but then as soon as i step outside, a sweltering and humid 85. a girl can only layer so much...

Aly Debbas said...

beautiful, miss metaphor!