From my dear friend Aya
There are so many things humans need to learn from animals. So many things they have managed to forget and hide in their supposedly intelligent brains. Because they believe their fake supperiority over all other beings means they mustn’t be in touch with the animals they are. That to be human somehow deprives them of any instinct, any natural impulse, anything earthy, simple, brightly part of the circle of living. Where do they think they are? Do they not have furry bodies too? Do they not have exactly the same needs as other beings, for freedom, shelter and the community they can share love and fellowship with? Are they from outerspace? or born on this beautiful planet too? I wonder sometimes. When I see them destroying themselves and the Earth, I wonder if they really know what they’re doing and who they are.
When they remember what they really are, humans can love the way all animals do. As animals, we love life, the sweetest gift of all. We ask no questions from it. The answers are so mysteriously wonderful and diverse that to know them is like trying to hold the stars in a pea pod.
We love ourselves and each other the same way rivers run to the sea. With all that we are, have been or will be. We give ourselves as we are, effortlessly, learning how to recieve what others offer us. We know instinctively how to share joy, we are guileless.
Humans are brainwashed to think there is a shortage of what they try so hard to hold onto and keep. They don’t know life is abundance, an unbound multiplicity of everything – be it love, food, water, air, sunlight… They believe: That what one person has, another will never get unless he takes it from her. That love is limited in quantity, there is only a certain amount of it to go round. If your lover cares so much for a new friend, she will have less of herself to devote to you: what she spends on the other, she is taking from your share. So humans are jealously terrified that whatever escapes them, they will have to fight to get back. This makes them weak and frightened. They need to remember love is as perenial as the grass, and the Earth is as full of it as the deep oceans of drops of water.
If humans loved as well as animals can, they would stop hurting all those around them, including themselves and find the peace of heart and mind they yearn for. Loving with all their ingenious creativity, they would know how to heal the flesh and the soul battered by time and unecessary hardship.They would use all their natural potential to find and share happiness, and be part of the shining warmth of freedom that is the breath of life itself.
Yours in animal fellowship and love,