“No mud, no lotus.” ~ Thict Nhat Hanh
Most things worth having usually come with some hard work, pain or suffering. It a certainly more comfortable to be 'stuck in the mud' when you know what your 'lotus' will look like. But what about when the lotus doesn't flower as expected? I reckon there are two options: stay there without hope...or keep going and know that the mud provides an opportunity for growth, sometimes surprisingly so. And who doesn't love a nice surprise eh?!