We must be like a Lotus:

 

 

 

“We must be like a Lotus:
Unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky,
Unaffected by the slash where it is born or even by the water which sustain it.”

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one.
But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud —
the obstacles of life and its suffering. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share,
no matter what our stations in life. Whether we have it all or we have nothing,
we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying…
If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more success, more kindness…
we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one:

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