Layer by Layer
The lotus flower starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows up toward the water’s surface continually moving toward the light. Once it comes to the surface of the water, the lotus flower begins to blossom and turns into a beautiful flower. Some children, like the lotus do not begin their journey easily. They may start at the bottom, in the dark, murky, and uncertain youth. They are searching for the light; searching for a way to be understood. It is our goal to teach these children to communicate and reveal the light within. Layer by layer; petal by petal.
In Holistic Harmony
The lotus grows up from the soil, through water, and then into the air. The flower, metaphorically as well as literally, connects the three spheres of earthly existence — land, sea, and sky. The lotus, as such, acts as a symbolic tie, which demonstrates the contiguous interdependence and unity of all things. Teaching children requires the same harmony. We must combine approaches and think holistically so our children may reach their highest potential.