Bridging the Divided

The Only Part That Matters…..

“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.”    Cesar Millan

It’s no secret I think dogs are one of God’s finest creations. Babies and oceans are on the shortlist, too. Dogs and babies see the inside of humans, the heart, the essence of Divine Love within. Oceans, well, oceans are powerful, calming, ominous, and majestic all at the same time. 

Humans are quick to judge others; their words, actions, appearance, station in life, ethnicity, anything that makes us feel better about ourselves. And that is the point, isn’t it; to believe we are better than others? Dogs don’t care what we have, what we look like, or what color we are. They care about who we are on the inside where it matters.

My daughter and her fiance have two Great Pyrenees, Luka and Hudson. Together they take up most of the space in their modest home. Gorgeous dogs and the thing that stands out, besides their size, is their gentle, unassuming nature. 

My husband and I were over at the girls’ home the other night to get some measurements for a table they want my husband to build. Luka lumbered over, sat at my feet, and his soulful eyes gazed deeply into mine, searching the depths of my soul. The connection with my spirit was immediate, intense, and palpable. It was as if he wanted to share the wisdom of the universe with me. We sat there for a long moment, eyes and spirits locked, while I stroked his soft fur. 

I have read about humans who can telepathically communicate with animals, an ability I have often wished I had. At that moment and with a bit more practice, I believed Luka and I would be able to communicate with one another. Who knows, he may have the secrets of the universe locked away in his giant, loving spirit. What he did communicate was his acceptance of me. He saw the essence of my being apart from mistakes and missteps in life, apart from battle scars, flaws, and faults. And even if he had not seen the goodness, Luka would still have been accepting. That is the nature of dogs.

What a different world we would live in if we were as accepting, non-judgmental, and tolerant as dogs. We would see past the window dressing of the flesh straight into the spirit of others, see others from the inside out. 

All of creation is an extension of Divine Love. Each creature has the breath of life, a spirit, the essence of God, the only part that matters…..

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