the lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. but it will only grow in the mud. in order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud– the obstacles of life and it’s suffering… the mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. whether we have all or nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death. if we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.
i am a lotus. this is my coming of age. i promise it won’t be as depressing as the quote entails, so join me and my journey to adulthood. lets grow together.
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to an 18 year old girl’s heart and soul