A lotus to represent a new beginning, or going through a struggle and emerging from that struggle and becoming a symbol of strength. The symbol "Om" from the Buddhist mantra to stand for love, kindness and protection...this symbolism is also said to purify hatred and anger. by sharonsparkles:
Lotus Tattoo - Depression Symbol - Significant meaning of the lotus flower is that it that since it grows in mud it represents the rise from hardships and struggles. It also represents the transformation to beauty. The lotus flowers are the most powerful symbol of rebirth in both the East and West. It stands for beauty and strength
The Ashanti tribe of Ghana have for centuries produced a fabric named Adinkra that is stamped or printed with ancient symbols. The cloth is worn by Ghanaians on special occasions like festivals, weddings and funerals.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain