Live in the Moment
I really love to share now this very important matter to you wherein you can truly learn a lot from the nature of dogs.
I have read and learned it many years ago from the book titled Cesar Millan’s Short Guide To A Happy Dog.
Since that moment whenever I see and remember a dog, this very important and life-changing lesson from dogs for humans to be reminded always and to learn so much is truly shaping my life to be a better person each and every day.
Here’s the very important life-changing lesson you can truly learn so much from dog’s nature, which I read and learned from the book many years ago that I’m working each and every day to live with:
Dogs that have lost a limb, hearing, or sight do not lament the abilities that are gone.
They deal with the abilities they still have, and they don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
With our human obsession with the past, we are the ones who relive a dog’s former traumas and then overload them with sympathy and affection that, in the dog’s mind, is unearned.
Dogs do not hold grudges or brood about the past.
Even in the case of two dogs that do not get along and fight when in sight of each other, some remembered incident of the past does not set off another fight.
Rather, the sight of the other dog triggers the instinctual recall, but even then, the dogs may not fight until one of them interprets the other as doing something that is aggressive.
Once a fight is over, they have no hard feelings, and neither plans how to kill the other in his sleep.
Contrast that human grudges, where an insult (real or imagined) can lead to years of enmity and bad feelings.
This natural living in the moment is what makes it possible to rehabilitate dogs.
Because they do not cling to the past or worry about the future, they are open-minded and constantly learning in the present.
They do not resent being corrected or disciplined because, once it’s over, it’s over.
They associate it with the moment it happened, and then they let go.
This is one of the most powerful lessons we can learn from dogs. Being obsessed with the past or future can lead to many negative emotions: resentment, regret, anxiety, fear, or envy.
Letting go of what is over and done, and of what we cannot control, is the path to our own fulfillment in the here and now.
It is also one more way of being that will help you to have a balanced relationship with your dog.
“If there is just one thing that I want you to truly learn from dogs in your entire lifetime. This is it. LIVE IN THE MOMENT.” —–Byron M. Vidal—