"Lotus - A flower that rises from the mud. The deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms." I am definitely getting a lotus tattoo after all the things I've been through. I don't care how cliche it is.
"No mud, no lotus".The lotus connects the three spheres of earthly existence- land, sea, sky because it grows from the mirky mudd through the water ultimately reaching the sky above. It is a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life.