28 January 2022 — CLAIM THE DAY — BE LIKE THE LOTUS FLOWER!
Half way through yesterday the thought arose that ‘it isn’t my day today’ as unexpected unwanted incidents were occurring. And then a little later I found myself entertaining the thought ‘Well, Claim the day, make it yours’.
Then I remembered the Lotus flower whose life cycle is unlike any other plant. With its roots latched in mud, it submerges every night into river water and miraculously re-blooms next morning sparklingly clean.
SO RISE ABOVE THE MUD I thought to myself.
And rising above the mud really is the key to reclaiming the day in the moment! First of all we need to refuse to dwell on what has gone wrong (the darkness- the mud!) and look at the things around us which have made it into the light — the bird song — the flowers, people smiling at us, people wearing bright clothes in good energy. Or think of things which bring us pleasure, listening to music etc
AND THEN imagine how we would like the day to do go thereby ‘reblooming’ as it were in our minds.
REBLOOMING could be said to be the act of being grateful for what we do have, embracing the present and trusting in the future AND GIVING UP WORRY.
PONDER POINTS; on reading this I felt….my thoughts on reading this were…. I can rise above the mud by ….I can bloom like the lotus flower by