Your dog

‘Cookie’ by Philip Dodson

Your dog has no opinions of itself or you.

That’s why it is always pleased to see you, always wagging its tail and is full of joy.

We as humans can also choose this, it simply means that we have to learn to observe and witness our own thoughts without evaluation. This will allow the judgemental thoughts to dissolve as we have not given them energy or acted upon them.

We can then see ourselves and others with no filters, wag our tails and be like the dog, free from the judgements of our mind.

What lessons can we learn?

Whatever we choose to. That comes from the mindset we adopt towards things we hear.

When we move away from judging and evaluating what we are hearing and the person who is saying them, we can learn anything.

Normally, we only hear the judgemental version. Our brain filters what they say to what we think they are saying based on our evaluation. Often, we only hear like continuous noise in our heads, not the word the person is actually saying.

If we listen without evaluation, we hear the actual words. If we choose to have a learner mindset free of judgement, then who knows what we can learn as the opportunities then become limitless.