by Robin Estevez
How can a lotus flower be a symbol of perseverance? In spite of the circumstances around it a lotus flower can & does bloom in the dirtiest, murkiest, & most polluted environments. It is able to do this because it grows its roots through a straw like tube dropping from the top of a lake/pond to the mud. From there it buries its roots deep in the mud where it can get & find clean nutrients to allow it to bloom. As in life you can choose to be like the lotus flower & bloom to your full potential. Recognizing the environment around you but choosing to become more than what is expected of you. By filtering out what is “in the water” you will be able to grow & accomplish a bigger life. It’s up to you to choose to bloom or not.