When it comes to animals it seems as if they never have a trouble in the world. Even if they are distressed it seems as if it seems to come and go in a flash. There is a great deal that we can take away from the way animals behave if we want to incorporate their behavior into our own.
By learning from their simplicity and ability to live in a peaceful state, we can increase the quality of our own existence. Because of their gentle natures, they can even serve as therapy for helping humans heal.
Here are some of the most powerful things that we can learn from animals.
Living in the present is one of the most powerful things that you can do for yourself. This means not stressing yourself out over the tiny details and simply being aware of that which is directly in front of you.
You never see a dog in a sunny park thinking about how he’s going to pay the rent tomorrow. Or even worrying about where he’ll get his next bone. Animals are only aware of what is going on at the exact moment in which they are in.
Holding grudges or keeping pent up feelings against people is something that can not only hold you back emotionally, but it can even lead to illness.
By loving unconditionally and accepting that not everyone is perfect, we can open our hearts to the possibility of peace and happiness.
Like animals, we should forgive and understand that everyone has their flaws.
Naps Are Good For You
If yo’ve ever met a cat you know that they love to get their shut-eye. In the modern age of pressure to get work done and to be as productive as possible, we can tend to feel guilty for taking a break.
However, restoring our bodies with something like a nap is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered. Studies show that we can actually be more productive by taking more rests. Our minds are more alert, our bodies are strong, and our moods are positive.
Being kind to everyone without having preconceived notions about who or what they are is a positive and empowering way to live your life.
By treating everyone with kindness and respect, you are giving people the permission to do and be the same.
Even when you are hurt or angry with someone, try treating them with an attitude of compassion and forgiveness and you will find the rewards will stretch far beyond less conflict in your life. You will be a happier person since the more you love others, the more you love yourself.