This is what I got the other day from my friend Nicolas out of the blue:
They say that for a one year old child the simple act of shitting is as significant as it is for a chicken to lay an egg or for an artist to create a work of art.
Knowing this, it is amazing that in so many cultures shitting is associated with “bad” and dirty and shameful and private. There seems to be a serious “software” problem.
How can we build positive connection with ourselves if we constantly devalue what is coming out of us?
We seriously need to change our attitude towards shit. We need to “repositivize” the fruit of our bellies, as much as we need to attach positive association to all other unnecessarily biased and negative conceptions.
How to go about?
Build good experiences!
Follow these instructions:
Imagine you urgently have to shit. Imagine, it is really pressing hard inside of you! You are in hostile environment. No toilets around, people everywhere, you really need help!!!
Change of scenery…
You still urgently need to shit. But this time you are in a lush forest. You just found the right spot. You turn over a stone and find a nice little ditch in the soil. You even see an earthworm disappear in a hole. You unbutton your trousers and squat over the ditch. The sun is shining and the soft vegetation around you is emanating amazing fragrances. The birds are singing.
You get so excited that you can’t shit anymore!
But you calm down, loosen up completely and then it is coming out of you like thunder after the lightning!
Then you suddenly have to pee. You let the water flow as if from a fountain. You listen to it and your body feels so good and relieved.
“Suddenly you begin to feel cold around your buttocks. You stand up, pull the trousers up, turn the stone over the ditch. Nobody but you knows what just happened. So you just enjoy.
Mmmmm, this wonderful smell of the earth…”
by Nicolas Barth (edited by Nara Petrovič) Continue reading