Category: Buddhism

The Auspicious Two Dollar Bill: A Survivor Story

The auspicious symbol of the lotus flower is a sign of overcoming trials and challenges. In the murky, muddy waters this lovely blossom arises, as if out of nowhere, and reminds the world that beauty does not have to be overcome by ugliness. The two dollar bills I was slowly collecting reminded me that I did not need to feel defeated. I looked at my two dollar bills as my own auspicious symbol of overcoming.

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