The Buddha is always sitting on a lotus flower, very fresh, very stable. If we are capable of sitting in the here and the now, anywhere we sit becomes a lotus. Your body and your mind together, you are free from all worries, regrets, anger. Though each of us during sitting meditation has a cushion, the cushion can be hell or heaven. We don’t know how to enjoy the lotus flower. Sitting is not like hard labor; it is the enjoyment of stability, peace, of dwelling in the present moment.
~Thich Nhat Hanh ~