Spiritual enlightenment, rebirth, the divine. For centuries the lotus flower has symbolized all of these, particularly in Buddhist and Egyptian cultures. It also represents good old grit and determination, the will to endure. A lotus seed can survive without water for thousands of years, and is still able to germinate. And when it does, it grows out of the murky mud beneath the water, gracing our world with exquisite beauty.
Whether you choose to embrace the pragmatic earthbound or the ethereal symbolism, they in fact go hand-in-hand. During our lifetimes our souls accumulate wisdom through our experiences, our willingness to learn, and our strength to endure.
Envision your soul as a beautiful lotus flower ~ growing your wisdom, unfolding and blossoming, petal by petal.
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ~ Buddha
“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” ~ Osho
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames” ~ Rumi
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.” ~ Buddha
“Our own life has to be our message.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” ~ Buddha
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ~ Rumi