I love the lotus flower. There is something about these beautiful flowers rising above the water that inspires me and makes me happy and peaceful.
During a meditation recently, I began to see how we could benefit from following the path of the lotus. The lotus flower grows up from the bottom of a pond or lake. The roots burgh into the mud while stalk rises through the muck and mire of the water finally emerging above the surface with a flower of pink, red, white, or blue. The lotus can live for hundreds, even thousands of years.
Like the lotus, our lives are often rooted in muddy soil. These are the hurts, slights, and negative beliefs that we encounter as we go through life:
- We get get teased or bullied
- We fail and get embarrassed
- We encounter physical or emotional abuses
- We have our hearts broken
- We lose loved ones
- We dream and our dreams are dashed
- We feel unloved, unappreciated, alone, depressed, fearful, not good enough
But, if we live like the lotus, we grow out of these experiences and up through the murky waters of life to emerge above the pain, sadness, and fear to as beautiful flowers. From this beauty and tranquility was can inspire those around us and bring happiness and peace to their lives. With this gift we can create an impact on the world that latest for centuries, maybe millennia.
So my friends, I encourage you to “BE a LOTUS”.
Until next time, have a happy healthy day!