The lotus offers a beautiful analogy for the human condition. Though its roots must live in murky water, the lotus produces the most pristine flowers. This richly symbolic flower is a beautiful and meaningful way to decorate your meditation room, bedroom, or other personal space. The lotus offers other meanings that might help guide your decorative choices. A closed lotus bud symbolizes the time before enlightenment while a fully bloomed lotus flower represents full enlightenment. Choose photographic prints, giclee prints, and poster art depicting lotus flowers when you want to infuse your space with a sense of meditative calm.