From the Mud Grows a Lotus is a metaphor for life. A lotus flower can only grow in mud: this is it's foundation. The lotus rises unsoiled from it's murky origins into a blooming, beautiful flower. Buddhists (and Daoists too) view the lotus as a symbol of humanity's true nature: pure, awake, and enlightened. At our core this is who we are.
Yet the world is dirty and messy,