3 Spiritual Lessons Dogs Can Teach You…

3 Spiritual Lessons Dogs Can Teach You

Spiritual Doggies

Dogs have often been described as “man’s best friend”.

They’re constantly enthusiastic and ready to make our lives just a little bit brighter.

Unsurprisingly, they can actually teach us quite a bit about spirituality and love.

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Material wealth means nothing

Dogs are probably the most unattached pets in the world.

They could be just as happy in the mud as they could be with all their toys and their usual spot.

Oblivious to everything, they can tear through the house, chasing whatever they want- as long they’re having fun.

And that’s the point…they’re in the moment.

Unlike humans, they don’t attach themselves to “things” unnecessarily.

They seek fun for fun’s sake, without attachment; they place more emphasis on their family and loved ones.

The take away:

Material objects are not necessarily fulfilling on a deep level.

There are more important things to think about.

Unconditional love

You can’t talk about dogs without mentioning unconditional love.

Without hesitation, they’re always ready to give out lots of it.

No matter what your day was, what you did or didn’t do, or how you acted- dogs are seemingly always wanting to give more than they receive.

The take away:

Be generous with your love and your investment with others, and see how they respond.

People like to treated that way, and your presence will be in demand constantly.

Giving more than you receive- without expectation- is a huge spiritual lesson that is taught in nearly every religion.

Let go

Grudges, attachments, ill-feelings- all of those things are lacking in a dog’s mind.

You could yell at your dog, and 5 minutes later they will come running up to you ready to play as if nothing has happened.

They forgive and forget quicker than any person I’ve ever seen, and they’re better for it in many ways.

The take away:

Let go.

Let go of the things that upset you and have hurt you.

It’s easier said than done, but it’s the best place to start if you want to find a path to happiness.

After all, holding onto negativity really only effects us, and prevents us from connecting to a deeper spiritual level.


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