Floral Friday: Valentines Day The Lotus

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Beauty, symbolism

petals open enlightenment 

beauty and rebirth

In Buddhism the lotus has much symbolism attached to it. The muddy murk that it grows in also is important as it symbolises the gaining of purification and faithfulness as those that rise above the muddy waters need to be faithful. It is also a symbol of fortune : a symbol of enlightenment and rebirth.

The pink colour represents the history of Buddah, with the open bloom a symbol of enlightenment and self awareness. The mud teaches the value of choosing the right path over the easy one.

For the full symbolic meaning of the lotus flower http://buddhists.org/buddhist-symbols/the-meaning-of-the-lotus-flower-in-buddhism/

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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21 Responses to Floral Friday: Valentines Day The Lotus

  1. M. R. says:

    Lotus AND Morning Glory!! 🙂

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  2. andy1076 says:

    So beautiful! 🙂

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  3. A stunning flower. 😀

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  5. Sherri says:

    Beautiful photos. Happy Valentine’s Day Irene 🙂

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  6. mason moore says:

    Have any arguments about me putting up this on my twitter?

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