Lotus Patch was founded on two principles...
The Lotus Non-attachment
The Lotus is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae.
These plants have the remarkable ability to regulate the temperature of its flowers just as humans and other warm-blooded animals do.
From ancient times the lotus has been a symbol of purity and non-attachment. The flowers of a lotus are exquisitely beautiful, even though they "grow from mud".
Non-attachment means letting go of how we feel about things that don't help us to live a meaningful life. This is the lotus.
The Patch Mend or repair
To patch is to mend, repair or put together. We might patch clothing. We might write a patch for a computer program.
In his book "The Brain that Changes Itself" Norman Doidge explains neuroplasticity and the remarkable capacity we have to reshape the neural connections in our brain to recover, restore, revive and rebuild a life worth living.
It follows then that we can also mend or repair our thinking and our mind to:
- manage depression
- reduce stress
- control anxiety
- cope better with pain
- regulate our emotions
- build resilience
- improve our self esteem
- improve our awareness
- clarify understanding
- decrease vulnerability
- modulate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
- improve our relationships