I remember writing about my cats as companions and the power pets bring to our lives. Today I was pleasantly reminded of the power of ‘wild’ animals as well, when I discovered a bunny rabbit in my backyard – he’s a few days early if Easter is his game!
Nature is constantly evolving and weaving a magical tale of synergy and love all around us. We are blessed if we but only take a moment to interact.
There is great power in BEing with animals – tamed or untamed, live, or through a window/glass/fence/television screen/earbuds. But don’t take my word for it. Test it out for yourself – like a science experiment. Take an incident that happened in the last day or few days that really peeved you right off. I mean you were snappin’ angry at someone for what they said/did. Rate the power of that emotion on a scale of 1-10. 10 being you are no where near forgiveness and 1 being, eck no biggie it was what it was and now it’s done!
Ok, now either go outside and close your eyes and listen for the birds singing, or youtube cutest baby animals taking a bath, or baby mala the monkey, or if possible go for a walk in nature and observe all the living creatures around you! Now think about that incident and give the emotion a rating of 1-10 while fully taking in the sounds/sights of any animal.
Report back here – did you feel any difference? How long did you spend with the animals?