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I was so impressed with this man in Myanmar...
We were visiting a temple near Inlay lake, a very touristy area in Myanmar. Everywhere there are people selling handicrafts. Late in the afternoon, we decided to visit one last temple. Walking up to the temple there was a 1km covered path, with little shops.
My eye caught sight of a man, quietly sitting on a table, painting lacquer-ware with HIS TOES!!! No hands, no arms, one leg and then he was painting this tiny little drawings with his toes. I was so impressed.
What impressed me most was that he was so quiet and peaceful. He looked at me with a gentle smile.
I thought to myself: "This guy is the real Buddha." He impressed me more than all the gold of the Shwe Dagong!
He inspired me to see my own strengths. We often think of our limitations. We think that we can't do certain things because of time, money, doubting ourselves, doubting our capacity... He showed me that I CAN DO ANYTHING.
And so can you...