“Each day we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
In order to blossom, the lotus flower must grow through mud, dirty pond water, and generally rough conditions—but it blooms anyway. Like the lotus, we too can grow through dark times and difficulties, and we can rise again and again to shine from a pure place within.
The lotus is a reminder that in a word riddled with fear, we can stay loving inside and, one by one, open our petals to spread that peace into the world.
When the lotus flower first begins to sprout, it does so underwater. Though conditions are tough, the lotus heeds the call of the sun each morning, breaks the surface of the water and blooms untouched by the mud; each petal remains clean and pure. Closing at night, it sinks below the water’s surface, only to resurface again in the morning.
Fully grounded in earth, yet aspiring toward the divine, the lotus flower lives unsoiled by its surroundings, ever blooming from within toward the light. It’s a growth of pure beauty from the mud of its origins, a testament to the potential that lies within and which is revealed through persistence.
May these lotus flower quotes inspire you to free yourself from harsh conditions by trusting the ancient power within you. No matter how muddy your surroundings, remember that you’re budding with potential.