In the Hearts of Men

It is also true that we have been given free will; the ability, through thought and action, to choose how we proceed in this life on Earth. She is a living, breathing thing; this Earth we live on. She is our Mother and our responsibility. How do you treat your Mother? What responsibility to you take in her future…our home?

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Immanuel Kant wrote:

We can judge the heart of a man

by his treatment of animals.

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Man has been given a marvelous thing: nature. We are its guardians, caregivers…and, all too often…its destroyers.

Free will

It is also true that we have been given free will; the ability, through thought and action, to choose how we proceed in this life on Earth. She is a living, breathing thing; this Earth we live on. She is our Mother and our responsibility. How do you treat your Mother? What responsibility to you take in her future…our home?

Animals and Men

This is especially true for the animals that we depend on and who depend on us. Unless you are a vegan, they are our food. We must be concerned with how they are raised and brought to our table, their treatment will affect us as well. On the other hand, we have domesticated animals that we call pets. From birds we keep in cages to the horses we keep in barns, but especially the cats and dogs that have become a member of the family.

These animals that we have taken out of their natural environment and brought into our homes. Fido and Fluffy should be treated with the utmost respect, kindness and love. All too often, we see stories of abuse and abandonment. This is a reflection of the heart of their owner. For, as an abuser can do this to an innocent animal, so can it be done to anyone.

Have a Heart

There is a current admonition, “If you see something, say something.”

This applies not only to strange or suspicious behavior in public, but also to those things you may see or be aware of through personal contact. We are each others’ keepers. That goes not only for humans, but for animals…as well as nature.

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Intention of Loving Kindness — The Seventh Major Understanding | Jordan Gray, Author, Speaker

Intention of Loving Kindness:

I am as gentle and kind to myself as I am with others. As I practice loving kindness within, my ability to give and express love grows. I acknowledge that self-abuse is pointless and without merit. I recognize that feelings of guilt arise from my judgment.

My feelings of culpability exist to teach me who I am. I gracefully accept lessons attached to my sense of guilt, and I forgive myself completely. I forgive myself for imagined errors as I remember that all of my experiences are drawn to me for an exquisite purpose.  I release feelings of guilt through love and forgiveness. I intend to do my best, and doing my best is all I can do.

When I slip, I forgive myself and begin again. As I learn to forgive and love myself, I extend loving kindness to all.

via Intention of Loving Kindness — The Seventh Major Understanding | Jordan Gray, Author, Speaker.

Pay it Forward in 2013

I am participating in “Pay it Forward in 2013.” I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status.

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Pay it forward in 2013

***The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2013.