“Growing from the mud and blooming towards the sky,
a lotus symbolizes purity, spiritual awakening, revival and fortune.”
I remember the first time I saw a pond full of lotus flowers. The pond itself looked like a mess of sludge.
Yet, growing on top of all this muddy water were these breath-taking flowers.
There were all expansive shapes and sizes. They sat proud upon this pond, colorfully gleaming in the sun.
Interestingly enough, I just happened to be at a meditation retreat. Boy did I ever feel a sense of Zen.
As I stood there, I heard myself saying OM three times. I believe there’s power in the number 3, just as I also believe in the ancient, symbolic meanings attributed to the lotus.
Take a moment and imagine you are a lotus. Despite the darkness of the world, all the downright ugly, imagine yourself rising through and above it with new thoughts, a more positive perspective about life in general.
Imagine yourself growing up and out of the muck, because as a lotus, nature has got your back.
Choose a new visual color for yourself.
All lotus colors are magnificent.
Hear the enlightened sounds of OM. Breathe new life into your day to day, and feel renewed!
Although the lotus doesn’t grow just anywhere, you can grow anywhere, anytime, anyplace you need to.
Here’s hoping that no matter where you find yourself planted right now, you will give priority to growing in strength, resiliency, and beauty.
Peace Be Still***