Sunday Dinner: Waiting for the Mud to Settle

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans

and is not intent on arriving.”

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Lao Tzu

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.

Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward

in whatever way they like.”

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Lao Tzu

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

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Lao Tzu

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“Do you have the patience to wait

until your mud settles

and the water is clear?”

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Lao Tzu

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“Doing nothing

is better than being busy

doing nothing.”

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Lao Tzu

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“I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.”
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Lao Tzu

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“The Way to do is to be.”
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Lao Tzu

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“Your own positive future begins in this moment.

All you have is right now.

Every goal is possible from here.”

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Lao Tzu

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“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2020

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Some photos from the Williamsburg Botanical Garden May 1 and May 3, 2020

Illuminations: Walking in Beauty Every Day a daily photo of something beautiful and a thought provoking quotation

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Waiting for the Mud to Settle

  1. Nas

    I like all the quotes. The words of wisdom.

  2. I don’t mean to change the subject, and I know I often do so, but what is that wisteria in the first picture? Does it happen to be an American wisteria?

    • Yes, W. Frutescens. I have not forgotten your beauty berry , Tony . I’m still looking for one the right size to mail .

      • ?! How did I miss that second to last picture?! It is obviously a Wisteria frutescens. That is rad. When I got mine, they were the only two that I knew of here. They are a bit more available now. I happen to like the long floral trusses of Japanese wisteria, as well as the abundant bloom of Chinese wisteria, but I appreciate how docile the American wisteria is, even if the bloom is so different.
        Anyway, thank you for remember the beauty berry. There is no rush, and I certainly do not intend to impose.

  3. Love the wisdom of Lao Tzu! Now more than ever. 🙂

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