The Exquisite Pink Lotus

In many spiritual traditions, the lotus is perhaps one of the most celebrated flowers that there is. It is a powerful image and is considered a sacred flower. 

I am drawn to the lotus flower not only for their beauty but also for their symbolism.

“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

Bud symbolises potential. We are just like buds, some are ready and eager to feel the sunshine of life on our skin, some are not ready to step up.

Imperfectly pure

Love is the soul's light ~ Rumi

When the lotus blossoms, the heart opens

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain ~ Kahlil Gilbran

 "The Three Jewels"

The light in me sees the light in you

 Thich Nhat Hanh