Story of the Lotus
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ”
- Goldie Hawn
The lotus flower, is a magical flower for it is rooted in mud, surrounded by water and somehow finds a way to bloom and grow. A lotus is a survivor, it pushes its way through muddy waters and finds the sunlight. As the bud hits the surface of the water and drinks in the sunlight, a single petal opens, signifying an achievement. Often times in our busy lives we overlook the smallest achievements. Each petal that opens is an achievement of survival, life and opportunity. A lotus has strength and beauty, it is able to overcome all of its environmental obstacles and show the world it's beauty.
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We can all relate to the story of the lotus. Despite our past and personal struggles, we all have the ability to search for the light, persevere and survive.