Flowers have a beautiful ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face. The energy of flowers is such that we may look at them and become mystified of its delicacies and intricacies in a way that leaves us with a feeling of awe and wonder.
Flowers simply bloom in all their glory, spreading their fragrance and their energy into our heart. There is a lot we can learn from this intriguing facet of creation and the one flower that used time and time again in spiritual texts and metaphorically to depict the understanding of love and life is the beautiful Lotus.
The grand expansion of this delicate, oval shaped petals opens the flower up to receiving the energy of the universe. It raises its petals upwards towards the sky as its stem is completely soaked in murky swamp water beneath it.
We are not very different from the Lotus. We too maybe soaking in fears, doubts, worries, insecurities, guilt and unhappiness, we too are caught in the murkiness of life. However, just like the lotus we can aim to rise above it. We live in a world where pain and suffering maybe all around us, but we shouldn’t identify ourselves with it. We can accept and acknowledge that it is there but it is not who we are.
Through constant observance of this understanding and awareness of your environment it will not matter where you stand, because you will exist in your true nature. No matter what your circumstance maybe, open yourself up like the Lotus to infinite possibilities of what the universe may have to offer and the life you chose to live.
May the Path of the Lotus inspire you to drop all that which you do not need in your life anymore and with immense courage, dedication and awareness may you bloom in all your glory.