The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms. This is what the popular symbol of the lotus represents - rising above adversity with grace.
Use the suffering (mud) in your life as fuel for motivation. Ask yourself what is this teaching me? Remember, the muddiest of situations are often blessings in disguise. Trust that even though there is always mud there is also always sunshine.
Mud offers us the perfect contrast - without it we would not even recognise true happiness.
You are here to shine into the world like the beautiful lotus.