dandelion wisdom
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Sometimes traditional stories hit the right spot. This one often does for me.

Nadia spent the whole autumn sowing and preparing his garden. In the spring, the flowers opened, and Nadia noticed a few dandelions that he had not planted. Nadia pulled them up. But the seeds had already spread, and others grew. He tried to find a poison that would kill only dandelions. An expert told him that any poison would end up killing all the other flowers too.

In despair, Nadia sought help from a gardener.‘It’s just like life,’ said the gardener. ‘Along with the good things, there are always a few inconveniences.’‘What should I do, then?‘Nothing. They may not be the flowers you intended to have, but they are still part of the garden.’


May we embrace all aspects of our garden and the unexpected that life brings our way.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

22 comments on “Inspiration – Dandelions

  1. I’ve always felt dandelions needed a good PR job. They are much maligned yet I find them quite beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing this story Val. Very lovely.

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  2. there’s a garden
    for dandelions,
    somewhere 🙂

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  3. As we nurture our garden . . . our garden nurtures us!

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  4. Anonymous

    Dandelions and me? We must be connected. They don’t bother me at all.

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  5. A good lesson about Life.

    ‘Different’ or even, less-than-desirable, still are part of the Garden of Life.

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  6. So true, Val. A little dose of the unexpected can keep us flowing through this life…


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  7. I just love this! Wish my neighbor thought this way.


  8. If we can find a little harmony in our hearts, it’s so much easier than poison. Nice story, Val.

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  9. Profound and brilliant! Thank you, Val. It IS indeed a helpful story to ponder.

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  10. So true! And poor dandelions get such a bad rap when they are actually very good bee food…

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  11. Short yet makes a big point. My approach is to still pick the dandelions when I see them since I don’t want them to spread. That is also true of inconveniences. They are a part of life and I do my best to deal with them (if I have any control over them) so they do not spread.


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