“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” ~ Gautama Buddha ~
The Lotus flower is one flower I truly associate with – it reminds me that whilst I am gentle, and sensitive, I am also Strong. That whilst I struggle with love, life, and health, I am growing albeit tenderly and slowly, layer (petal) by layer (petal), and positively into something brighter and more beautiful. As a symbol, the Lotus reflects metaphorically the life we live as our soul travels in this world. I truly love the pink and purple lotus flowers, and the purple is considered the most beautiful, rare and sacred. It’s condition of growth makes it so sacred….and it also represents to me the desire to grow metaphysically to the heights of human consciousness.
Reflect for a moment, as Lotus
I germinate within the depths of a muddy, filthy pond, surrounded in darkness, muck and the unknown
I know not where I will emerge
As I grow, my unfurled blossoms begin to emerge raising my head above all the filth
I bloom as a beautiful flower, peeling down my petals, and shedding the dirt as I grow
My face reaches for light and space
I exist and shine untainted by the mud I have left behind
We all wish to rise through the murkiness of this real world, to move away and detach from all the evils, pains, and wounds surrounding human condition. We all want to bloom vibrantly and free from taint and attachment, so we can truly BE.
This beautiful flower was captured by a dear friend on his travels, and I consider it so perfect, so beautiful.
Timelapse of a Lotus