Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
On the other hand, as Gregory Maguire said, “Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.”
Charles Darwin put it this way: “There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery.”
And Dalai Lama... “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.”
Love leads to connection and oneness, acceptance and compassion. It's the path we need to take, both to survive and to evolve. It's the path that more and more people are taking.
Nature is the art of God.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Shamans and other healers among native peoples expect to work with animal spirit guides. Hunters call on the spirits of the animals they hunt to ask for offerings of their physical bodies to feed the tribe. Young men and women being initiated into adulthood may expect to receive a communication or lesson from an animal. Telepathic communication, then, is as natural as breathing. Continues...