Lotus is definitely one of the most beautiful flowers on Earth, but its beginning is far from beautiful. It sprouts underneath the muddy, dark water surrounded by insects, fish and dirt. Despite that, it keeps growing throughout the mud and finally, it rises above the water surface where it eventually can blossom to appear in its full magnificence.
In our life, all the difficulties and hardships are like mud; we need them to grow, to realise what’s essential to gain wisdom. Once we go through them, once we experience darkness and manage to fight it we can see the light, we can rise as stronger and wiser beings.
Some people are still underwater; they don’t have the will to go above the surface; they believe that they are too weak; they can’t see themselves in a positive light. Luckily some of us managed to rise above the water, but we are still buds waiting to blossom to see the light. That’s why it’s so important to practise detachment, not letting difficulties of life take over you and do not let you become who you really are.
“Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond.” Osho