We and the animals (not to mention plants, water, stones, trees, clouds and more!) share a common reality. We all physically exist on Mother Earth, we share senses, feelings, the need to care for ourselves and our families. We breathe the same air and we transverse the same planet, whether that is on ground, by air or in water. I don’t know about you, but when I consider we have a shared, daily, physical reality with animals (and all the other sentient beings), it sure makes it easier to be in right relationship with them, instead of claiming power-over them.
For today, be with the animals, the sentient beings. Be silent, be present to them, be aware of their presence. It is one way to acknowledge we share the same physical reality and space.
I'd love to hear how you practice being with the sentient beings. Leave your comment!
Here's to New Beginnings,