Experiences and insights from being around animals.
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Always been a journey
40 years ago. And still real. Loving animals first. I am in the conservation business now. And when I have to answer why I have to think hard. Because there is no real answer. Until I think of love. And consider that love is what is left when I put preconceptions, dreams, judgement and rationality down. Love may be about being conscious in every moment. About living consciously. Without justifying actions. Just doing what I can in every moment so that my conscience is clear. Frig its hard sometimes. But when I am clear it is glorious. Its got nothing to do with what anybody else thinks. It is just being. Truly and without hope, disappointment, yesterday or tomorrow. Nothing to do with anything but humble gratitude for NOW. Thank you!
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Thank you again to my Czech friends and colleagues for making this possible. I am again, so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to learn from all of you, and contribute towards our greater perspective in relationship with animals.
I am truly amazed. I have been considering the lessons I have learned, personally, on my journey through the world of animal relationship with human kind, and furthermore, how the behaviour management and animal welfare industry have grown.
We are considering and doing things now that were completely foreign concepts just 10 years ago. We have changed our attitudes towards animals almost 360 degrees in the last 100 years. We are looking at how we can provide more choice and control. We are scientifically investigating empathy between animal and human. We are looking and seeing things from the animal's point of view. We are focussing on partnerships and psychological well-being. And so much more
I look forward to more lessons. I look forwar…
Next lessonAnd this one was a paperwork lesson(-:Not theory thankfully.My blessed art classes with mad art teacher who keeps us grounded, guided and well-nourished with good red wine. On the latest canvass I chose to paint a picture of my son when he was a little younger with another of our family members, beautiful horse Gandalph. So, all proceeded well to start with. Until I realised that I was having a fine time painting Gandalph, but not such a fine time painting Zac. Then I realised why. Gandalph does not judge me. And I am worried about Zac's opinion of me.
Freedom in the revelation. Chatted to Zac about it. Had a laugh, and then moved on to paint this angel as well as I could. No more required.Someone told me that judgement – of ourselves, or others, is a justification for a stuck mind. Who wants a stuck mind. Freedom in expression is only possible when we forgive ourselves our inadequacies. In relation with animals it is easier.So here it is again. Gratitude fo…