I wrote this little story after reflecting on the journey of so many women I know in business. I shared it a couple of weeks ago on social media but wanted to share it with you too.
It might resonate and offer some inspiration to keep going, despite the mud you face. With so many life changes of my own the last few years I completely get how heavy it feels to be stuck and unsure how you are going to come out the other end.
But you can.
One of my fav slogan tees says “no mud, no lotus.” This simple saying reminds me that to bloom, with her face to the sun, lotus must travel through layers of mud.
Enjoy the story of Lotus
Some time ago there was a little seed
She fell into a murky pond
She drifted down to the depths
Settling in the mud
There she lay for some time
Getting ready to start her adventure
Follow her calling
She thought about what may happen
She considered all the possibilities
She thought it might be good to stay safely in the mud
Even though it was cold
It was still safe there
Safe because she knew what to expect
Safe because she could hide
Safe because she could convince herself she was content just to be
But that wasn’t her truth
It wasn’t her story She was destined for something more
She was here to grow
Here to reach for brighter horizons
Here to bring beautiful, breathtaking experiences to the world
So she made a declaration
She mustered up courage
Packed a dash of motivation
Reconnected with her vision, her dreams
Trusted the discomfort and stretching would be ok in the end
Day by day
She stretched upward
Through the mud
Around the debris
Past the scary parts
Around her fears
Day by day she grew stronger
Day by day she reached forward
Day by day she got closer to the surface
And then the day arrived
She broke through the surface
The sun shone brightly
Urging her on
Guiding her upward
Filling her with strength
Supporting her vision
Once she was beyond the murkiness
Past the distractions
Beyond the barriers
Slowly at first
Widening her reach
Stretching out beyond her wildest dreams
Creating magic for all who saw her
Infusing beauty into the world
Her trust in her vision was inspiring
Her belief in her possibility was palpable
Her ability to create abundantly was real
Her magic was divine
She deserved to have the sun shine brightly
Highlighting every aspect of her
A sight to behold
That is the story of lotus
The story of you
keep going beautiful soul, it will be worth it when you believe in you!
The words in this story about rising up despite things were written by me for you!
I hope they bring you all you need to keep going and to keep believing in you.
I wish you space to be gentle, to ground yourself, to celebrate the moments day by day that are part of your experience and that can contribute to your thriving at all times.
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