The lotus flower is important in Chinese mythology as the symbol of something pure and beautiful that grows up from the muck. It is a reminder that each of us can transcend our circumstances. But remember, the lotus never leaves the muck behind – the unattractive mess at the bottom of the pond is what nourishes the plant throughout its life.
What messy parts of your life continue to nourish you?
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