The deeper the root, the murkier the mud, the more our beauty unfolds; the lotus reminds us.

For it is in the struggle, to suffer that we receive the nutrients of compassion, empathy and kindness. It is in the murky, the deep darkness where miracles manifest and the break through is transformation.

I inspire you, the hero of your journey; go deep, deeper still, see differently, eat of the struggle and value the person you awaken for in this is the unfolding of the petals, the purpose, the beauty.

Ann Oswald Laird

Lotus