The Lotus Flower

I can best describe my philosophy of the therapy process to you with a story about my logo, the lotus flower. The lotus flower is an amazing creation, just like we all are. The lotus flower starts out as a tiny flower down at the bottom of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows upward towards the water's surface. This fragile flower continually moves towards the light. Once it reaches the surface the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

Symbol of Life

I find that this special flower is a great analogy to our lives. The lotus flower grows up from the mud into an object of great beauty. People can also grow and change into something more beautiful. This flower symbolizes the struggle of life at its most basic form.

Pure Beauty

All of us go through hard-times at one point or another. Some of us need help to grow and evolve. Like the lotus flower, they have been at the muddy and dirty bottom of the pond. They need to rise above to blossom into an object of beauty or grow into a life of beauty as the case might be. Thus, for me, a lotus flower represents a challenging time in life that has been overcome. Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of ones self. The growth of its pure beauty from the dark is where this promise dwells.

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.A Course in Miracles

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.A Course in Miracles

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.James Allen

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.Ram Dass

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Wayne Dyer

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.Gandhi

Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed.A Course In Miracles

If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. Its your restlessness that causes chaos.Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

That which you resist stays.David R. Hawkins

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.The Talmud

People only see what they are prepared to see.Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.Henry Drummond

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.Voltaire

It is simple. We are where we should be, doing what we should be doing. Otherwise we would be somewhere else, doing something else.Richard Stine

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.Stephen Covey

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.Chinese proverb

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.Thich Nhat Hanh

A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness.Deepak Chopra