I love lotus flowers and being among them. Lotuses are symbols of purity as well as being beautiful. Google states, "The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower."
Photos courtesy of my friend Becky Duchon, who gave me the gift of a spectacular afternoon among the waterlilies. Tai chi was inspired by observing the patterns, rhythms and beauty of nature.
I am filled with wonder, gratitude and awe for the journeys we travel and for the teachers we meet along the way.