Flower, Earth, Manure
"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure." – D. H. Lawrence
Everyone agrees that a flower is beautiful. Every flower is beautiful. If you go seeking for an ugly flower, you will not find one. It is as hard as looking for an ant that is not moving. An ant that is still is a dead ant. A flower that is not fair and beautiful is a dead or dying flower.
And this fair flower grows out of mud and manure. A lotus is the perfect example of this. A lotus can only grow out of mud. When you look around in your life and find anything that is undesirable, work with it. Take it head on and use it to transform your life.
You are the flower in your garden. Your garden is beautiful because of you.