The lotus flower is not your average flower
— it is a power flower! It is bigger than life, bigger than you and me.
The lotus flower is revered in Japan for its ability to rise from the dirty,
murky waters to bloom into a beautiful pure flower. This process symbolizes attaining enlightenment.
The idea is that we can rise above human suffering in the same way as the lotus by moving from the lowest to the highest state of consciousness.
'God, protect our planet, because we live here, and here we dwell with our daily tragedies.
May our daily reconstruction be the result of the very best that we carry within us.
Give us the courage
to be able to reconstruct what was destroyed
to be able to recover what was lost
to be able to accept what was gone forever.
May you give us courage to look ahead,
may we never look back nor allow our soul to be discouraged.
Give us enthusiasm, because Enthusiasm reaffirms to us that everything is possible, as long as we are totally committed to what we are doing.
God, may the Earth continue to transform seeds into wheat, may we continue to transmute wheat into bread. Do not leave us in solitude.
Have compassion on us. For we often think we are dressed when we are naked.
Do not forget, in your mercy, our friends in Japan, who are now teaching us the meaning of
Courage, Reconstruction, Solidarity and Enthusiasm.' Paulo Coelho's Blog