"No mud, no Lotus."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
Sometimes we have to sit in the muck, and just let life be messy for a bit, because it is. And if we try to escape it, we will only make it worse for ourselves, and sink deeper like quicksand. Eventually, we grow clean, like the lotus that rises to the surface of the pond and flowers. But in spite of what we see, and maybe even what we believe, it's important to remember and acknowledge that the lotus roots remain forever and always entrenched in the mud.
I appreciate that growth comes through difficulty.