Dogs can teach us so much if we take the time to learn.
Here are some lessons we can take away from our pooches to become
more enlightened, more free and just all around better.
Make your time count
Instead of wishing you were somewhere else or mindlessly going
through life, change your approach to be more centered in the
moment. Dogs make each moment count. Whether they are
going for a walk, watching you make a sandwich or curling up beside
you, dogs are in that moment. Dogs will be taking in that
moment - the sights on the walk, the smells of the sandwich, the
sounds of your breath when you fall asleep. Where we are
right now matters.
Rescue dogs never cease to amaze with their incredible
resiliency. They have an ability to let go of the bad and
accept the good much more easily than we can. If we learn to
wag our tails more, we can find more happiness. For dogs it
comes naturally, but we can choose to let more happiness in.
Life will always happen and will challenge us, but how we react to
it is what matters. We can choose to let happiness be a
stronger part of our character.
Dogs are loyal and full of love. Despite being treated
horribly, there are some dogs that have hearts that are still
overflow with love for their owners. It takes energy to open
up and love but that energy comes back in force to comfort us when
we need it or remind us of what is truly important. Love
yourself, love each other, love other beings…and especially love
Our dogs can teach us how to live a richer life in our
connections and thoughts, if we let them. They can also teach
us to wag our tails and bark in glee.