[I came upon this beautiful quote and wanted to share it with those of who have the sensitivity and humility to hear its message. It certainly embodies the essence of what I personally believe to be high truth, thus it speaks to me... perhaps it will speak to you as well :) ]
“All creatures – the low and the high – are one with nature. No life is insignificant. If we have the wisdom to learn, all may teach us their virtues. From the crane we learn grace and self-control. The snake teaches us suppleness and rhythmic endurance. The praying mantis teaches us speed and patience. And from the tiger we learn tenacity and power. Life sustains life and all living creatures need nourishment. Yet, with wisdom the body learns to sustain in ways that all may live.”
As the Aborigines say, “There is only Divine Oneness”…. to value one life form above another is to fail to recognize the connective thread that links us all in the grand tapestry of life.
beautiful thank you ! Miriam