THE LIFE OF THE LOTUS
Throughout antiquity, the lotus has been a symbolic representation of conscious balance. The flower is rooted in the mud and blossoms above the water toward the sun. It's a symbol of having risen from darkness and into the light to attain presence and just, be.
The lotus cannot be all that it can be, nor appreciated for the radiant beauty that it is, if it loses its connection to either the darkness or the light. Therefore, must honor them both equally as a source of nourishment and energy, to be realized.
Just like the lotus, the key to a happy and healthy life is to maintain conscious balance. Therefore, we must learn to ground ourselves in the darkness of despair, so that we can guide ourselves towards the light of bliss. Without grounding, we live ignorantly in bliss and without guidance, we live enslaved by despair.