To everybody who took time out of their day to read my words a massive thank you. Writing helps me cope, helping others moves me forward. Only a few weeks ago I was spending my last night in hospital, I did not know what the future held or even who I really was. Here I am with a small community of such amazing people who make me feel blessed every day and like my community every day I grow bigger, stronger and wiser. I am still scared, I still look in the mirror and wonder who I am but I have you and that makes me content.
“The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness. The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.”
I was going to write my own explanation of the lotus flower but buddhist.org explain it so much better, I hope you see the relevance. Peace and love be with you 🙏