SOCIAL MEDIA

Buddha and The Drag Queen





By David

There’s an ancient story of the Buddha and his disciples sitting under a giant willow. To begin the day’s teaching, the Buddha gazed at his disciples, he noticed they were eager to learn, hungry to catch his wisdom. The Buddha sighed, looked to the ground, and pulled a flower from the ground. Holding up the flower to his disciples, the Buddha remained silent…
the disciples were confused… except one…

one disciple began to smile.

The flower has only one desire… be a flower. It cannot be a leaf, it cannot be an insect, it cannot be a piñata… it can only be flower.

Every one of us is like the flower.

You are the best you there has ever been, right here, right now, even as you lay in your pyjamas skimming through this random blog post. Take a moment to just appreciate all the things that you are. Be as the flower, don’t concern yourself with what you are not, but be thankful, be joyful for the beautiful and loving being that you are right now.

I am so bad at this. Like seriously, terrible. I get so wound up and frustrated at what I’m doing, what I think I should be doing, what I think I could be doing, the choices I’ve made, the mistakes I’ve made, the mistakes I’ll probably make… sometimes I wrap myself up in a cocoon of these confusing and conflicting thoughts and you know what?
They never bring me peace.
They never help me find joy.
They never help me love.

The pressures of life are more than enough without putting some unachievable, hypothetical, probably wrong, carrot-on-the-end-of-a-stick idea of who you should be. Instead,

Just be here.

Now.

Honestly and openly. Accepting yourself for where you are, and how you are… ready to learn, ready to evolve… but content with you in this moment.
RuPaul (the most fabulous drag queen ever) finishes her shows saying “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?!” There is so much truth to that. If you can take the briefest opportunity to love yourself, you will be able to accept and love others so much easier – especially when they are at their most difficult, dull, and frustrating.
If we are thankful for the flower, if we are thankful for the moment; a brief few seconds where our defences are relieved, our ambitions and desires put aside…

we can be thankful for who we are, and

present to the love around us

and within us.


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A bit about the author:
David is my beautiful fiancé, and he asked me one day if he would be able to share some posts on my blog, which I was absolutely over the moon about! He is a quiet soul who I don't talk about a lot (or at all) on my blog, but I promise he does exist! He is so good at articulating about these positive mindset/wellbeing topics that I knew it would be the perfect extension to my blog. This is his second post on my blog, if you missed the first one, check out Chase Life here. Thank again David for letting me share this, I can't wait to share more posts from you xx





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