World Peace

8 11 2012

It can be said that Domesticated Dog lives a somewhat peaceful life:




the faux-hunt of squirrels and other ground game; eat, sleep, play; repeat.

Whether it is the life of the entitled or the entitled life makes no difference. It is, as they say, what it is. Bliss.

Chaos may reign on the other side of the fence. Interesting, of course, but in the end nothing more than the distraction it provides.

I become a better Dog for whatever happens, whether it is because I have learned something new (squirrels can’t outrun a shotgun), witnessed the tragic (Dog flattened by a car), or something glorious (bitch across the street in heat). It’s all chalked up to the physical experience of being canine. ¬†Acceptance of what is and an understanding that, in any given moment, what is can be marvelous given how it’s processed.

1) If squirrels can’t outrun a shotgun, neither can a dog.

2) Beware of cars.

3) Life is FULL of possibilities.

Humans seem to make themselves unhappy by refusing to accept life as it is; to understand that every incident is a gift, an opportunity to become. To simply feel wisdom, compassion, patience or courage is the beginning of the journey to become it.

This is easy for the canine. We are born being and we remember this. Humans are quick to forget.

I am Dog. I am wisdom. I am compassion. I am patience. I am courage. And I am at peace with what happens on the other side of the fence…or the world. The barking you hear is not alarm but acknowledgment.

Dogs have come to know that world peace doesn’t mean that the world is at peace. It means that you are at peace with the world.


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