While creating this blog, I pondered and prayed for just the right logo to represent the intention of this website. I looked at hundreds of symbols and photos, but I just couldn’t quite commit to any of them. Then I saw the lotus flower and it totally appealed to me. I asked my daughter to look through dozens of possible logos that I had found. She responded just as I had. The lotus flower felt right.
I didn’t know anything about the lotus flower, but I loved the beauty of this particular design, especially how there seemed to be a light in the center of it. Out of curiosity, I searched the Internet to find out what the lotus flower symbolized, if anything.
To my great delight, I discovered that this beautiful flower is found in muddy, murky waters. At night, it closes up and sinks below the surface, emerging each morning and blooming to reveal its remarkable beauty. Untouched by the impurity of the water, the lotus symbolizes purity and survival, signifying that a darker, trying stage has been overcome. It perseveres through the worst of conditions, yet it rises with beauty and grace.
It was perfect!
I believe that each one of us is significant and special. Though we all struggle through the adversities of life, with a new perspective, we, too, can rise from the muck and mire of life with experience and wisdom, finding and revealing our true identity in beauty and grace, just like the lotus flower.