Thoughts for today, #222 …. “Root of all that is wrong with the world!!


~~August 26, 2015~~ 

Animals’ lives matter: Sentience and feelings count

“when we abuse animals, we debase ourselves”

Barbara Cook Spencer


Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do and share the same neural structures that are important in processing emotions.

So, why do we unrelentingly slaughter sentience?

Animals experience contagious joy and the deepest of grief, they get hurt and suffer, and they take care of one another. They have a point of view on what happens to them, their families, and their friends. Nonetheless, in innumerable situations their lives are wantonly and brutally taken in deference to human interests. The activity that claims the lives of far more individuals than all other venues combined is eating them, and it’s here where each of us can make an effortless and graceful difference. We can expand compassion and at the same time save environments and enjoy better health.

It’s pretty straightforward.

We must respect and love other animals as our fellow beings on this planet that we all want to share in peace. We must stop abusing animals now, not when it’s convenient. We must expand the size of our compassion footprint. No more lame excuses. As Barbara Cook Spencer notes, when we abuse animals, we debase ourselves.

And, it’s a win-win situation for all because compassion begets compassion; compassion for animal beings spills over to compassion for human beings. And, wouldn’t the world be a better place with more compassion and far less easily avoidable cruelty? Every human being can make more humane choices as she or he goes through their day.

Marc Bekoff Ph.D.


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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #222!!


~~April 24, 2015~~ 


Look at the children smiling
a picture to behold
such warmth,such humor
a wonderful pleasing sight.

Is not laughter caught by a child
more rich and fulfilled ?
Is not their faces a bountiful
of treasures and sparkles ?

Watch them on an average day
see the images of life come and go,
the laughter, the smiles,
the impression of joy,pain,
and with always room for a candy.

Look into a childs’ face,
when you see that portrait
which brings you that certain smile
chase it into your memory
and lock it in place.

John George Williams, Canada 


A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

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IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’


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We ALL are ONE!!