I and my trusted companion, a 12 year old Labrador named Manny, have been away from our home over the weekend. Upon our return last night, I watched Manny with a curious eye. He was passionately checking out the trees and the grass for scents. He would often pause for a long time and smell. Sometimes he would mark, or pee, on the scent he was investigating, while other times he would simply move on.
As I watched him, I pondered the lesson being so beautiful demonstrated. He was selectively expending his energy and effort. The question arose in my mind “Do I discriminate the way Manny does? Do I attempt to pee, or say ‘yes’ to everything, or can I appreciate the variety without being sidetracked from my passion?”
I love knowing that I always have the ability to check something out thoroughly, then decide “yes” or “no.” For me this has required a trust that I won’t be missing anything and that life is set up perfectly for me. It is the trust that if I need something, and I said “no” to the original offer, it will be presented again.
It is lovely how an old dog teaches new awareness…
So, my question for you is “What are you peeing on?”