The Lotus flower has deep meaning when it comes to awakening one’s true self. It’s a symbol of purity and enlightenment amongst the suffering we must overcome throughout our lives. The lotus grows tall and beautiful, while having to push through the muddy waters below. I feel we are all just these beautiful flowers laying dormant. We’re waiting to emerge and blossom into who we truly are. We can sometimes forget that on the other side of the murky muddy water is a beautiful sunrise waiting to welcome us and warm our hearts.
Through a daily practice of meditation our minds open wide. We can push through the muddy waters of life and grow to be the true self that resides deep within us. Every practice I teach starts with the breath. It’s the breath that controls life. It’s the breath that calms our mind and opens our hearts. It’s the breath that is key to being one with who you truly are. So, until you become the Lotus…for now…be the breath.
Shawn McGovern is a Certified Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master and owner of Breath of Lotus. Beginning years ago, as a frustrated meditator himself, Shawn began studying all forms of meditation to find the right one. Throughout the years he has compiled methods in order to teach meditation to those with even the busiest of minds. Along with his own techniques he is also a Level 1 meditation teacher through Ananda Worldwide, which is a community based on the universal teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Shawn is also a yoga practitioner and is currently in yoga teacher training.