I participated in the Out of the Darkness Portsmouth walk this past weekend. While there, I heard this parable and it moved me.
I carry a large coin with Amor Fati (roughly translated as “Love of Fate”) written on it. It reminds me that whatever comes my way, I should embrace that obstacle or challenge and see what opportunities may be there.
I still struggle with this, and the coin is a physical thing which I can touch to remind myself to embrace whatever it is, when it happens. So I can be the coffee bean more often that the carrot or egg.