-so much more than a flower
On the mat in the morning, rising with the sun, embracing a new day ahead, and feeling fully energised and at bloom, ready for the challenges ahead, connected by strong roots, by the end of your morning practise. And by the evening, reflecting, wrapping up the day, curling together to rest.
The symbolism of the beauty and light that can grow and nourish from such a dark and unfriendly environment can be seen in many places.
That is why the Lotus is very special to me and I always carry it with me in the shape of a ring remind me of the positive that can come out of anywhere if you just open your eyes to it.
And next time you sit in a Lotus position to meditate at the beginning or end of your practice, remember the symbolism of opening up to the beauty that is all around you, the small special things that might pass by unnoticed unless you make sure you stay alert to see them.
I thought I would share an Open heart Lotus meditation that Shiva Rea and Dimitri taught us at a retreat in Santorini some years ago.