Using the Secret Wisdom of the Lotus Flower – Mindset Monday
POSTED ON October 9, 2017 BY Drew Canole
Danette Mayhas helped millions of people learn to look better, live a healthier life and gain more energy. She is the founder of Mindful Health, LLC and author the best-selling book Eat, Drink And Shrink. Danette also stars in some of the top selling fitness videos sold worldwide and models for magazines.
We are so excited to haveDanette Maywith us for another Mindset Monday! Today she has a powerful message for you to take home that can truly change your life.
The Miracle Of The Lotus Flower
I’m obsessed with thelotus flowerand the metaphor it has become for me. It’s a stunningly beautiful plant that people all over the world admire and revere. The interesting thing is, the lotus flower doesn’t grow in rich, fertile soil, but in literal mud and muck. These are the nutrients it thrives on and where it chooses to grow.
Like the lotus flower, I was not planted in optimal circumstances. I was a single young mother with less than $50 dollars to my name. Like many people I tried to run from this “mud” that I came from, to run away from the circumstances and the mess in my life. I think a lot of people do this. We run from our mess, we stuff it in the closet, we try to pretend it didn’t or isn’t happening.
Eventually I learned that it was IN my little puddle of mud, in the chaos and the mess, where my biggestopportunityfor growth and discovery existed.
Finding Your Inner Lotus
Today I have a challenge for you.
Pull out a journal
Write down all the mud and muck in your life. Everything messy that you’ve been trying to shove down and ignore. I want you to dig it all up and write it down. Anything that you don’t want to tell other people because they’re your skeletons in the closet.
Next, I want you to write down how all of these things in your life have made you who you are: strong, capable, smart, determined, etc. Really go deep.
I was in a previous relationship with someone who I thought had my back. We were married and had two beautiful daughters together. I thought I could trust him. I have sinceforgivenhim for what he did, but here is what happened. In his pain and sorrow he decided to move all of our money from our bank account into a private account that I couldn’t access. And I was living alone with my two daughters.
I had to dig through couches and drawers to find any bit of money I could, which ended up being a measly$47 dollars. It was a tough time for me. I literally sold pieces of furniture to try and make money for groceries and ate more beans and weenies than I care to admit.
From this time in my life I learned that I am absolutely capable of taking care of my daughters. I can make money out of literally nothing. And as hard as they were, I am thankful for those lessons and how they molded me into the independent, determined and unstoppable woman and mother I am today. Now I know I can get out of any bad situation and change it to become something in my favor.
When You Hit Rock Bottom
When you hit those moments of rock bottom and you start thinking what a struggle it is and wondering if it’s all going to be okay, I want you to remember and say this over and over again:
THIS IS HAPPENING FOR ME, NOT TO ME.
Then you can turn to the Universe or God andthank themfor bringing you this experience that is going to change you for the better. This experience is going to create a space where you can discover what your true purpose and calling is.
Once you are in that space… you get gritty and you dive in!! And when you get gritty, you will bloom like the lotus flower and create miracles out of mud.
We all have our stories, our mess and our muck. Choose to use these circumstances or things or relationships or trials in your life as stepping stones to creating a better version of yourself. Use them to bless other people’s lives. Find out why the Universe sent them to you.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Danette and Drew
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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