"When you get dumped on, plant some seeds;
it makes great fertilizer."
Click on this link to read about amazing Duckweed, a plant that grows on the face of--you guessed it--CRAP! It not only grows there--it absolutely thrives! If you've ever heard of the phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Duckweed surely takes the idea of making the best of things to the next level.
In the past years, I've been reading the work of Guru Singh, a yogi, teacher, writer, composer-musician, shaman, ordained minister, and healer. I eventually was led to some of his really amazing podcasts--about some Kundalini yoga classes he led.
One of his stories goes like this:
A group of grownups were around a kid who was amazingly positive about EVERYTHING. They couldn't believe it (those silly grownups!), and so they locked the kid in a room 8-inches deep with manure to see how he would react. After an hour, they opened up the room, only to see the boy digging around in the poo on all fours. He looked up to the grownups and said, "There must be a pony here, 'cuz this shit's fresh."
This story reminds me that whatever meaning we assign to a situation becomes our reality. This boy, in the midst of pile of crap, is awaiting the prize pony. Can you imagine holding space for the "best of all possible worlds" (from Voltaire's, Candide) - - even when the package isn't pretty? Even when it looks like total SHIT?
We can all intentionally decide to look for the pony, after all.
Just sayin' . . .