Today's Journal

BE TRULY PRESENT

Linda Bender, DVM, author and veterinarian wrote:

“Humans tend to live mentally in either the past or the future. We multitask, we criticize ourselves, we get overwhelmed with disappointment and anxiety. Our pets, on the other hand, live in the now. When you come home, your dog doesn’t care if you screwed up at work. To him, the sunshine of his heart has just walked in the door. Animals can teach us that we don’t have to prove anything to be valued. Try this: Spend a few minutes totally focused on your pet. Look into his eyes and see the unconditional love. You’ll be drawn into the present moment, which anyone who meditates will tell you is where we should try to be.”

“You have been given the secret of the kingdom of God.” Jesus