Would you buy a donkey?
This telling tale insists on the importance of thinking larger than the box we live in, and having the courage to colour outside the lines of every experience.india Updated: Dec 25, 2003 14:47 IST
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Would you buy a dead donkey? Maybe you might but what about a dead one? Read on...
"A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news - the donkey died last night."
Kenny replied: "Well then, just give me my money back." The farmer said: "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
Kenny said: "OK then, just unload the donkey." The farmer asked: "What ya gonna do with him?"
Kenny: "I'm going to raffle him off." (Note: To raffle is to sell a thing by lottery - draw lot - to a group of people each paying the same amount for a ticket)
Farmer: "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"
Kenny: "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."
A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"
Kenny: "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."
Farmer: "Didn't anyone complain?"
Kenny: "Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his two dollars."
This telling tale insists on the importance of thinking larger than the box we live in, and having the courage to colour outside the lines of every experience, to unfold miracles. This is the stuff that extra-ordinary people are made of, and those who can find an opportunity to land up in a win-win situation every time life presents a difficult scenario.
This is of course a humorous take on life, but when we learn that the power to turn every experience into a powerfully enriching one lies within us, we have learnt the ultimate truth, and gained the real wisdom that we have come to learn.
The ultimate reality is that when we connect to the Power House called Source that is the fount from which all wisdom, all love, all power springs. Once this process has been mastered then nothing can come between us and our march into the life which is of our own making. A life which is an experiential expression of all our desires and wishes coming straight from the heart.
Meditate on what I have said, deeply feel its underlying truth, and start Co-creating your own Realities!
First Published: Dec 24, 2003 17:18 IST