愛，從來都是一個永恆的課題，人來到這世上，一生所追求與學習的，不正是愛嗎？LOVE, it is always a topic for lifelong learning. We come to this world, pursuing for lifelong learning, isn't that is LOVE?
A lot of people understand LOVE on a superficial level. However, you will never see animals withholding their love to you, regardless of your age or looks, whether you are healthy or sick, or with disability, their love is unconditional with dedication. With their short life span, they give you all their love.
Every day you go to work, go out at night and have fun, and then you go home and just fall asleep. For pets, they walk you out every day, waiting for you to come home, wanting to play with you and safe guarding you while you are asleep. This is pretty much what they do with their life, everything is about YOU! In return, the food you give them, your appreciation, kisses and hugs are all they have.
LOVE in human sometimes can be very complicated. Before investing in LOVE, there is a lot of calculation to see if it is worthwhile? Animals do not have this mind set. They are direct without any condition, you see their LOVE through their eyes, their joyous expression on their face when looking at you.
Unfortunately, some pets are being abandoned by their owner. It leaves psychological effect to their rest of their life with abandonment. People discarded them as if they are just a piece of furniture; the owner never knows how much their pet misses them regardless what they did to them.
As an animal communicator, I have had a lot of contacts with many abandoned animals. You can feel the bitterness in their heart, broken and lonely. Even after so many years, you can still feel the sorrow in their life.
I cannot help thinking, why would God make such arrangement of having animals accompany human? What do we need to learn from these animals?
A loving voice gently says:
"Love in animals is very pure, it is very different from human. In fact, love has always been simple, just the human made it complicated. If human can learn from animals by looking at their attitude and behaviour, human will not have so much suffering in life. The eight tribulations for human are: Suffering of birth, old age, sickness, death, being apart from loved ones, being together with the despised one, not getting what one wants, and the flourishing of the Five Skandhas. These are the root cause of human sufferings. In animals, they only have loyalty and a pure heart for the owner or partner.
In the animal world, they have different ways to handle their feelings, for example, with birds; most of them only have one partner. It is something very different in human world, we tied our marriage by law, in fact, our trust in love has long been gone. There is no law in bird's world, but they can stay with each other for the whole lifetime. In dog's world, although it may not have one single partner, they are willing to give their heart and loyalty to their master. We should learn from the animal world and their purest heart. Human is born with LOVE, however, it has been complicated by the secular infection so we hide our true love; no one is willing to open up their heart to love, with the fear of being hurt and afraid of the pain.
Animals' selfless love shows us the clear definition and example of true love. If we could see and feel their LOVE, we will be able to benefit and learn from them. We are all part of the nature and this Universe; there is no differentiation of you and me. The Universe is yours, but it is not human-exclusive. If you see the LOVE in animals, you will be able to see it in you; this is also the blessing of God to humans.
When you know how to appreciate and love the plants and trees of the world, you will know what love is. We have been searching for LOVE in our lifetime, just take a moment to look at LOVE in animals, try to understand, you will slowly take off your mask, revealing your true-self and experience this world full of love. Remember, you have LOVE with you at all time, you might just have it hidden somewhere. Remember, loving the animals means loving yourself, it also means the love of God. '
February, a month of expressing love. Let's love all the animals and the people in this world and tell them "I love you!"