“Muddy Water, Let Stand, Becomes Clear.” – Lao Tzu

“A group of friends went swimming one day and one of them lost a ring in the bottom of the lake.

Everyone started diving from different directions to find it until there was so much mud and sand stirred up that no one could see anything. 

Finally, they decided to clear the water. They waited silently on the edge of the shore for the mud from all their activity to settle. 

When it finally cleared, one person dove in slowly and picked up the ring.

When we are confused about something in our lives, we will often hear answers and advice from all directions. Our friends will tell us one thing and our families another, until we feel pretty well mixed up. 

If we look away from our problem and let patience and time do their work, the mud inside us will settle and clear. 

Our answer will become visible, like the glimmer of silver in the water.” – Today’s Gift by Anonymous.

“Muddy Water,

Let Stand,

Becomes Clear.”

– Lao Tzu


Shot this picture of a beautiful lake, in Hangzhou,China.  January 2014.




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