The Lotus Flower

A Flower Grows ...

Green leaves float along the river
While below, deep down in the mud, a flower grows
Slowly rising above the surface to bloom
Petals open one by one and find the light

Blooming for years
Showing its unique beauty and strength
Admired by all

Like a lotus flower so can we be, pushing our way
Through the muddy waters
To find the beauty of our inner light

BY Silvia Avedikian



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Take 5 Deep Breaths

1. Feel your body.

2. Relax your shoulders.

3. Choose a word that makes you feel peaceful, such as om, peace, or love.

4. Inhale slowly while mentally saying the word you chose. Pause before starting the exhalation.

5. Exhale slowly while mentally saying 1 with the first breath. Exhale saying 2 with the second breath, up to 5 or more.

Feel Your Body

Relax your body, and just be aware of how your body feels. Without changing anything, notice what you are feeling, and where you are feeling things in your body.  If your body wants to adjust a little, let it. Be curious how it feels as your body relaxes. (Resist any temptation to analyze or think.)

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