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.
“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.
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 light in me sees the light in you
Thich Nhat Hanh