So this morning at around 630 a.m. I'm on the road with my son. Oddly enough, I just love this time of morning. The strangest things can happen when you least expect them. Keep your eyes open!
This morning I am thinking of a way to explain my meditation to new students. I am thinking of all the ways people can feel connected to something greater than/outside of themselves. Is it Jesus? Is it Buddha?
I am thinking to myself - I could ask "is it your favorite pet?". Seriously, it enters my mind "is it that golden retriever you loved as a child?" "Do you feel a connection to a beloved pet when you look into their soulful eyes?".
As this thought floats through my mind, I notice the billboard at the corner of Winnetka and Roscoe. I turn off the radio and point it out to my son and explain what I was just thinking. Life is so wonderful!
Yes, a lot of people are very aware of this connection we can have with animals. Yes, there are some people who may think this is crazy. Either way, for me, this morning seemed to be giving me a clear sign (pun intended) that some people surely do have a soulful connection with animals. It was a gentle reminder to not judge, everyone has their own connections going on. It's all good!
For all you dog lovers out there - I get it! Love is so beautiful! Embrace it wherever you find it. I'm going home now to snuggle my dog, the 5th member of our family!
By the way - this is supposed to be an amazing movie! I guess the other message I got was that I need to see it!