Glorious Mud

      Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk who has pioneered teachings in mindfulness and happiness during the last half century. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “an Apostle of peace and nonviolence”. 
     An Influential teacher in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh has been credited with bringing new ways to understand the human and Spiritual aspects of life, and educating about the Buddhist concept of suffering.  The title of his 2014 book No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering has become something of a catch-phrase among people I know, most often using only the first four words.

     I have seen the pronouncement “No Mud, No Lotus”  used to dismiss obstacles and diminish the experience of being obstructed, and that has led me to examine my own thoughts about lotus blossoms, and about mud. 
     Mud is the very flesh of Mother Planet. All life on Earth includes mud in its cycle. When human-made rituals commemorate our uninhabited bodies with phrases like “ashes to ashes and dust to dust” they are naming nothing more remarkable than dried mud 
     Mud, as I perceive it, is an important part of our interconnected and unified Universe. If Mud were capable of self-awareness it would surely be proud of the role it plays in the life of the lotus.
     If we connect to the 'self-belief' of mud, it would surely be aware that it has a role in the support and nourishment of the lotus, and be rightly proud of that role.

     Mud has no desire to be a lotus, it is content with knowing that without mud, the lotus would not be.
     Using this concept and the book title as metaphors, I can be content with a life where I am the mud, still loosely formed, providing expansion for the lotus which is my Higher Self.
     Alternatively, if the mud represents my Deep Wisdom and the connexion to spirit that resides within the very core of me, then I am the lotus: the mud serves me deeply and richly.
     However we frame the relationship between lotus and mud, no part of it is lesser or wrong. All parts serve all other parts. This is the sensibility I try to bring to my life. I am profoundly grateful when I can be the mud that nourishes the lotus blossoms around me.

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