Lots of people talk to animals.
Not very many listen, though.
That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff,
author of The Tao of pooh and The Te of Piglet
There’s nothing better than those special moments when our horse reads our thoughts, our dog listens to us, or our cat curls up on our lap ... seemingly aware we needed some extra kitty attention.
But, our reality is often different:
:: The dog wants to play while we rush to get everyone out of the house.
:: The cat plops on our keyboard when we’re trying to get a project done.
:: And, the horse doesn't want to get caught in the pasture, while we have
only 45 minutes left to groom and ride.
Suddenly, our animals add more stress to our already busy life, when we'd hoped it would be the other way around.
When our animals “speak” to us we are given a choice:
we can dismiss them as annoying and goofy or we can choose to stop… and listen.
Often, these furry and feathery ‘gurus and guides’ are simply reflecting back what’s going on in our life.
When we run on autopilot they see it as their job to trip us up,
lie on our keyboard, or become a ‘no show’ at the fence.
They make us aware that we’re physically available but not truly present.
And though we might get frustrated, they simply remind us to take a breath,
tune in to ourselves and start connecting with those around us.
Over and over they remind us to be present.