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  • The monk named Nobu chanted to me words I will never forget.

    We can learn the wisest of things from the simplest things in nature. Regardless of the falling snow, long Japanese winters, the lotus plant adapts, and is beautiful anyway. Its beauty and happiness doesn't come from external things. It comes from the inside.

    It comes from the impermanence of all things.

    For in that beautiful impermanence, we can have everything.

    In that impermanence, we can become one with nature, we can achieve the life of our wildest childlike dreams.

    Impermanence is the birth of potential.
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