What is Origami?
Origami is the Japanese art of bending, folding and molding paper into decorative shapes and figures such as a lotus flower, birds, airplanes or animals. A humble piece of paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art.
What is Life Origami?
You can bend, fold and shape life to your will, whims and wishes.
Life is like a blank piece of paper which is an open canvas of potential. A piece of paper can be used for many purposes. You can write a poem, write a song, write a business plan, sketch a picture, doodle, print a photo, do scrapbooking, or with origami create a lotus flower. A piece of paper is a blank canvas which has unending potential — depending how you choose to use it — the same is true for your life.
Your heart is like a piece of paper. In your lifetime an untold number of messages have been written upon the “heart” of your life. This continues throughout your life and accumulates as a storehouse of YOU-How — your very own personal treasure trove of experiences, insights and life lessons. To the degree you are able to tap into this storehouse of very personal life wisdom, you will be able to bend, fold and shape life to your will, whims and wishes.
The purpose of the Life Origami Corporation’s is to connect you with your full potential. That is not a cliché’ statement. You deserve to experience the impact of realizing your full potential. We believe you deserve to intentionally and actively tap into the fullness of your inherent capacity for coming into being. Give yourself permission to explore the vastness of what it means to fully inhabit your life. Truly live your life 100% without reservation, like the song says “I did it my way.” There it is, the challenge and the opportunity — to REALLY be YOU.
The Power and Significance of The Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest natural symbols of perseverance in nature. Consider this, the lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty, seemingly untouched by the impurity of muddy water. It’s roots are firmly embedded and it sends out long stems with leaves attached. Despite its circumstances the lotus finds a way to blossom and display its inherent beauty. The flower blooms in the morning with a sweet fragrance and by the afternoon the flowers petals fall.
For Life Origami, this characteristic of the lotus flower is a reminder of the frailty, beauty and impermanence of life. To Amee and I, the lotus flower is a gentle, beautiful and elegant reminder that we can flourish despite adversity or feeling trapped in the muddy waters of life.
From a Buddhist perspective the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
Rise above circumstances like the Lotus and embrace purity, wisdom and self love. Observe the sacredness of each moment, savour the gentle unfolding of the flower of your life. Regardless of your circumstances you can put down roots, even in the messy middle of life’s challenges and begin to fully inhabit your life.