Growth. As a person, you cannot move through life without experiencing some trials that make you feel bad. You are the lotus and this is your mud. Whatever your version of the mud is, it is still used for the same purpose. Growth. Life has a funny way of making us suffer in order to learn and reap the benefits.
So, when life pushes you into a mud puddle, smother yourself in that mud and you’ll blossom into a lotus.