As we look at a lotus flower we notice the beautiful petals and striking colours. But the lotus flower is more than just a flower, what makes the lotus flower beautiful is its story. The lotus flower is a survivor and symbol of strength and revival. The life cycle of a lotus is much different to any other plant. The lotus seed alone can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later. With it’s root latched into mud, the flower submerges into the murky water and re-blooms the next morning. Like the armour we must grow, the waxy protection on its petals ensures that with every re-bloom that the flowers comes out unaffected. It continues to resurrect itself everyday, refusing to never to give up.