Firstly, it is important to make the disclaimer that I am not a professional therapist. I have no training in psychology or any other training in the social or behavioral arts. So, everything on my site is my own thoughts and feelings.
So, with that in mind –in the quote that inspires me
Be like the lotus: trust in the light, grow through the mud, believe in new beginnings
The Mud, in my opinion – can be anything, everything and nothing at the same time.
The Mud can be baggage we always carry with us that is in the background – the things, thoughts and memories that influence us.
Or, it can be something that just happened but profoundly made an impact on us.
Or it could be nothing – a thing so trivial but that in the moment made us pause and then passes just as quickly.
Growing through The Mud – is what gets us through all those memories and moments and allows us to get back to a state of calm and be the true, person we are all meant to be.
I feel we grow through The Mud by being mindful of influences from the world around us and persevere in our journey.