If the right conditions are present, then flowers will bloom.
A nun from another tradition told me of a woman who had written from prison in East Asia. Every day they take me out and beat me and abuse me. Every day I do my walking and sitting meditation, and I am free!
It is sometimes the case that the conditions that seem wrong can be the very ones in which the lotus blooms. This comes about through the faith that blooming is not dependent on external conditions, and then acting on that.
May the flowers of the mind bloom in the springtime of Enlightenment.
For my good sister in the Dharma, may you flower where ever you are.