"You can't go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending."
- C.S. Lewis
The lotus flower is considered to be a symbol of purity, enlightenment, awakening, and rebirth. The lotus begins its journey embedded in the mud and draws its energy from the dark water below as it grows towards the sun, enabling it to transform into something pure and beautiful. The journey the lotus must take from the darkness of the mud into the light of the sun is a great analogy for human life.
Just like the lotus, we to have the ability to grow and rise from the mud. But, in order to gain wisdom, we first need the mud. The mud symbolizes the obstacles of life and the suffering that often comes with it. As we grow and mature, we often experience sadness, loss, illness, disappointments, and death. By honouring the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life's experiences, we are able to be reborn into our most beautiful selves. We are able to embrace the love, kindness, and compassion that comes with the knowledge of life's experiences.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. It provides you with the time to reflect and explore the numerous possibilities life brings you, while also discovering new ways of relating with others and seeing yourself. At Mindful Lotus, we aim to provide you with a safe environment where you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the impact life's experiences has had on you. Together, we will move towards the light while remaining mindful of the lessons the mud gave us.
Whether you are trying to support a loved one through their difficult challenges, or you are overcoming your own, Mindful Lotus Psychological & Counselling Services is here to walk beside you on your journey.