The Lotus Vibes is a journey to mindfulness and happiness, inspired by timeless Buddhist wisdom.
Hi, I'm Ada Chiu, creator of The Lotus Vibes. I'm on a journey to live a mindful, happy and healthy life, inspired by Buddhist philosophies. Throughout this lifelong journey, I will document my progress as I learn more about Buddhism and apply my learnings toward daily life activities. By being unaffiliated with any particular teacher or lineage, my views are independent for exploring Buddhism.
Why are you doing this?
In early 2016, I experienced a traumatic event which led me to believe that I would lose my vision. When doctors were unable to diagnose my condition, I felt frustrated and helpless, to say the least. I underwent medical examinations that included CT scan, chest X-ray, blood tests, a lumbar puncture (ouch), and a fluorescein angiography. After a few long days, a neuro-ophthalmologist conclusively told me that I was born with an abnormally narrow optic nerve. It led to a blood vessel hemorrhage, which caused a temporary visual disturbance in one eye. Thankfully, I recovered shortly within two weeks and could see very clearly ever since. Despite this ordeal, it led to profound self-realization and self-clarity. I'm grateful for the hardships I faced because it gave me perspective, priorities, awakening and purpose to go on a quest for mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about being in the present moment instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. To achieve mindfulness, it requires constant nurturing.
Why is it "The Lotus Vibes?"
In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus symbolizes purity of the body, speech, and mind. The Lotus Vibes is about cultivating positivity and mindfulness with the influence of Buddhist teachings.