From Still Water

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh (Being Peace)

These are Comanche water lilies, and one of the amazing things about this beautiful variety is that the flowers change color over time. The blooms are yellow at first, and gradually change to a peachy orange, and then to a deeper red orange. Seeing them blooming, all different colors together, is a stunning sight.

The name, From Still Water, came to me while reflecting on the beauty of the flowers rising from the calm water, and how, like the water, when the mind is calm, the beauty of happiness and inner peace naturally arises.

So yes, I was thinking about thinking, and I do find that funny! 😀

Two yellow & red orange Comanche water lilies in bloom

From Still Water

I’ll leave you today with one last quote. I know it’s true; I’ve seen your smile. Peace. ♥

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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