No Mud, No Lotus

The Symbolism of the White Lotus

Why would an accounting firm use the imagery of a Lotus to represent itself?

I like the simplicity and realism of this statement, whether referring to birthing a new business, optimizing and maintaining an existing business, growing your business or living our lives with all that presents.

Like the lotus flower, financial success does not happen overnight. It requires persistence, dedication, sacrifice and some dirty hard work to grow from muddy beginnings into something beautiful.

I resonate greatly with the inherent symbolism of the White Lotus as it rises from the muddy waters below, blooming and unfolding its many petals, much like we grow and expand in life and business.

The Lotus is a sign of wisdom, intelligence and knowledge, strength and a symbol of life itself.

The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty.

White Lotus Blooming In Water

The white lotus did not grow in spite of the inhospitable environment but because of it. From the darkness it rose, taking the best of what was on offer and leaving the rest behind.

The gorgeous Lotus flower personifies resilience in the face of adversity. It symbolizes how any individual can rise above and beyond the difficulties that are inherent to their everyday existence.  How anyone can move through and rise above any life circumstance with perseverance and strength.

Despite its environment, the lotus rises, surfaces, and then blooms.

Starting, building and growing a business is much like the growth of the lotus flower.  Starting out, the waters may look murky.  Then becoming dark and muddy as unexpected business challenges, life events occur or setbacks happen. All testing our strength and resilience.  Uncertainty, overwhelm and fear may happen when the path seems fraught with potholes.  Nevertheless, when one continues on and reaches out for the right help, the way becomes clear and your business can expand in a fiscally healthy manner.

To me, watching a business ‘blossom’ into Success reminds me of watching a beautiful Lotus Flower blooming, opening to the Light, unfolding its many petals, layer by layer.