Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lotus and Pray for Japan



















































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

67 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Heart warming post...
Indeed, quiet moments of prayers...

Traveling Hawk said...

O postare binevenit! Sa le fim alaturi macar cu sufletul! Japonezii, ca popor, merita toata admiratia noastra.

Bitch said...

I am not much of a prayer..
but they are in my heart and soul..

Joop Zand said...

Fantasatic pictures.....so beautiful.

Let's pray for the eople of Japan

greetings, Joop

Bibliotecaru said...

Nu pot să mă gândesc decât la acei muncitori kamikaze care lucrează în mijlocul exploziilor de centrale şi sunt înconjuraţi de radiaţii... pentru a-şi salva ţara de ceva mai rău.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Beautiful in every way.
My heart hurts for Japan and its people. They are in my prayers.

Victor said...

... very, very impressive...
I really am concerned about what's happening these days...
dear WIND, now I see you master not only the color, the light, and composition... your words, your feelings are very touching...
please take care of you

Ola said...

Pictures perfect as always!
I didn't know the symbolic meaning of the lotus.
It's terrible how nature destroys such civilization:(

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

beautifull foto for a beautifull land and people...

Laura said...

Wonderful pictures, Japan in heart!

Rick Forrestal said...

Beautiful lotus images...and a beautiful prayer for the Japanese people.

Well done.

Leovi said...

Really beautiful. How beautiful and how much poetry there is in these flowers. Excellent framing, I like them all but especially those that are water and reflections.

magda said...

Very touched by the prayer and your photos!
Join hands and my prayers with you, for the Japanese people tried hard.
And light a candle in memory of victims of the tsunami ...

Talibra said...

Piękne zdjęcia, pozdrawiam.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Nature's beauty is the most pure kind. Thank you for this message and the images to direct us towards a common thought.

Mª del Mar Hermoso said...

Deep into the darkness
the lotus is born,
strong
but smooth,
smiling,
but quiet
as a queen.

Cristina said...

Mi unisco a te per una preghiera per il Giappone, una tragedia che non ci deve lasciare indifferenti.

La foto sono bellissime, la natura ci può essere anche amica. Ciao Cri

se-cret said...

Mă alătur rugăciunilor pentru Japonia și Japonezi.Îmi exprim admirația pentru fotografiile tale.Iar o serie de fotografii care îmi plac mult.Felicitări

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Hi Daliana!

Breathtaking photos!

My thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

B xx

Jesus de Leon said...

Beautiful photos and a nice homage to the Japanese people now more than ever deserve our solidarity.
Greetings from Spain, Jesus

alicee said...

MI-au placut si pozele si dedicatia!
Esti o perfectionista, ai toata admiratia mea!

Kaya said...

Wind, my heart and thought are with Japanese people. I also pray for them.

These images are magnificent!!!!! You showed us the beauty of the world we can't see sometimes with our naked eye.

My admiration to you Wind!!!!!!!

My warmest wishes to you and a hug!!!!!

Clint said...

Thank you for posting this. Yes, I will be praying for our Japanese brothers and sisters.

Beautiful pictures in their clarity, color and detail.

corfubob said...

These resilient people will rise from the debris as they have always done, and by their human efforts, and those of their human friends.

The beauty of these exceptional images are a wonderful reminder of Natures breadth of passion. Thank you for sharing.

ñOCO Le bOLO said...


· Fantastic photos.

· regards

CR & LMA
________________________________
·

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
good creations

Holy Land Prayer said...

Beautiful photos...let's pray for the people of Japan. God bless.

Noke said...

Schöne Bilder vom Lotus ich denke
an Japan.

Gruß
Noke

Cloudia said...

Warm Aloha & Gratitude from Honolulu!


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ANRAFERA said...

Bellas fotografías las que nos expones y con las que homenajea a éste gran Pais que ha sufrido ésta "dantesca tragedia". Son tomas llenas de luz, vida y esperanza. Felicitaciones. Cordial saludo.
Ramón

tusen said...

ÅÅååå..
Very nice!

Windsmoke. said...

All our hearts go out to the Japanese people in their hour need. A very, very touching and emotional poem indeed. My favourite photos are the two with a single raindrop on the leaf, to me it's a sign of rebirth :-).

Anamaria said...

I join my voice in this beautiful prayer for Japan. Great post, Daliana. xx

T @ Poppy Place said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful sentiment!

Our hearts go out to them! T. :)

becky said...

Wind,
your choice of the lotus flower was perfect for this post. Much as a lotus rises up against the muck & mud to become a beautiful flower, it is symbolic as the people of Japan are going to persevere & overcome this disaster to rise up again, too. My heart feels a great sadness for them, as through loss & tragedy, and continued threat, It will be a long difficult road.
Beautiful post, choice of words & images.
Thank you.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Beautiful macro post Wind.
Great choice of flower with deep meaning for the Japanese people shown below although personally I go with the prayer. Appropriate that there should be drops of water and flowers about to open symbolising the tears and the determination to re build their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with this nation at such a tragic time.

linda lourenço said...

Thoughts pretty much nice photo.

Thanks to the Japanese People

Lasse said...

Warm and touching ! Let´s do so!

Marty said...

beautiful Images ! Japan is in our mind !

Sill Scaroni Photographia said...

A very thrilling tribute to the people of Japan who is suffering so much.
The photos are beautiful, artistic and sensitive, it makes you want to cry with emotion.
Sill

Elin said...

These were just amazing! Love the colors, shapes and water reflections. Beautiful!!!

Luzia said...

Thank you!

the elder said...

All the best thoughts to Japan and those innocent people.

robert said...

Dupa primele fotografii as fi zis ca nu sunt realizate in stilul tau... adica nu te-as fi recunoscut!

Imi place mult Lotus leaves and water si favorita mea Lotus flower. Poate si din cauza norilor :D

Dani said...

Beautiful photos for Japan. I'm praying too.

Thank you.

shaman said...

Foarte frumoase foto. Toate.

AnDRAW said...

Uitandu-ma la fotografiile tale, ma gandeam la tema care tocmai se incheie azi si am realizat ca toate imginile pe care le postezi aici s-ar potrivi cu aceasta.

Irina said...

Extraordinare fotografiile tale, intr-adevar bine surprinse cadrele.
Stiu ca nu este cel mai potrivit post pentru asta, dar as vrea sa te intreb daca esti de acord cu un schimb de link-uri. http://irinacomba.blogspot.com/
Multumesc si imi cer scuze daca am deranjat!

TONY65 said...

Particolari molto belli e pittoreschi complimenti.

Gabriela Pana said...

ganduri bune pentru japonezi, forta maxima pt intreaga japonie se se poata mobiliza si sa treaca peste tot...Despre fotografii superbe ca si pana acum...numai bine

cartim said...

Respect Japonia !!!

ionelmuscalu said...

Respect solidaritatea, disciplina si puterea acestui popor absolut admirabil. Dumnezeu sa le dea binele pe care-l merita! Fotografiile sunt o splendoare!

Magdalena Wilczek said...

Beautifull photos, in a very interesting blog, greetings from Polish.

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi Wind,
Sorry for being absent from your fantastic blog but I am glad to see wonderful photos of Lotus. It's one of my favorite plants.
Things are still messy in Japan but my family and I are all alive and we have nothing to complain about current inconvenient life in our area. Our area is not bad at all when compared to the coast in Tohoku region.
Thanks for your words and have a wonderful weekend.
Your friend Yoshi from Japan.

victoria eugenia said...

Maravillosas fotografias, como todo lo que tu haces. Saludos catiñosos.

Ari said...

Many quiet words that touch the soul.

Olga said...

Marvelous photos. Japan is in our harts.

Rizalenio said...

JAPAN is always in my prayers. Thanks for this very heartfelt post, wind.

Picturit said...

Great set and sentiments. May the world unite as one and remember we are all Human!

Robert Manz said...

it is a very moving series. #15 (from the top) is so, so powerful ! regards, robert

Tiago Braga said...

Fantastic ;D

pietrzyk said...

Very beautiful photos.Greetings Andrzej.

ॐ Ele ॐ said...

Meravigliosi i tuoi "macro".
Ciao,
Ele

Kristin said...

I love your photographs! The colors are very intense and beautiful!

joanny said...

Breathtaking photos of the lotus, my heart and prayers for Japan for it holds a special meaning for me as well.

I did a blog post for Japan called Hope I hope you come by and read it.
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2011/03/hope.html

Joanny

Ishtar said...

Aşa v-a reînflori din nou Japonia,ca o floare de lotus.Superbe imagini!

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