"No Mud, No Lotus", one of my favorite messages. It's the title of the book by Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh with a deep meaning. He uses it as an analogy to show us that the beautiful lotus flower can only grow out of the mud. The mud represents the difficult times, maybe even suffering and darkness. But yet the lotus becomes a beautiful flower, blooming into being, searching for the light.
May you find the light and blossom into the beautiful flower you are meant to be, even through the mud.