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.

Being different

Being authentically ourselves is like climbing a sheer cliff without ropes.

Fitting in is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Being different often means being alone.

Having a voice that is ours will never be easy, but if we want to set an example and be different we have to be prepared to be brave.

I don’t mean brave like when we have an injection or a cut, the bravery required to stand out is the deepest there is.

The deepest way to stand out is to stand up to the thoughts of our own minds, that is where the abyss of bravery is, to face our own thoughts.

That’s how we get to be different.