Above is an image of a Water Lily from my outdoor pond. The Water Lily flower has an interesting characteristic: it opens in the light of day and closes at the darkness of the night as seen in the image insert in the upper right hand corner. In Eastern Thought the Water Lily is a symbol of Enlightment. It rises from the muck, it opens to the light, and closes to the darkness. It is easy to see why we would want to emulate the Water Lily. We must rise above the muck, open ourselves to the light and close ourselves to darkness. Become the Water Lily.............BE ENLIGHTENED!