You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
The lotus flower
The lotus is one of the worlds most beautiful flowers. But to blossom, the flower must grow through mud and murky pond water.
Even though the conditions are tough, the lotus stretches after the sun each morning, breaking the surface of the water and blooms untouched by the mud.
Like the lotus flower, you too can grow through difficulties and hardship. No matter how muddy your surroundings might be, you are filled with potential. Sometimes the hardships lay the foundations for an opportunity for growth, change and learning.
It’s okay to feel upset or depressed, or to mourn. However, at some point we must ask ourselves, “How can I use this situation to my advantage?”. The murkier the water is, the more beautiful the lotus flower blossoms.