The love of an animal is not to be denied. These are God’s gift to man, most especially the domesticated animals you keep at your side as loving companions. These animals know nothing of past or future, of worry over things that have long gone, and things that may never come to pass. They concern themselves only with the present moment and with their current needs. These needs are the same as yours: food, comfort, and shelter, to be sure, but also affection and relationship. They know nothing of withholding love, only of giving.

Humans should study these behaviors closely and model them if they wish to find peace and fulfillment. The unconditional love of a pet knows no bounds. They know not judgment. Their needs are quite simple, as are yours when you remove the leash of living as a human-being which you yourself have placed around your neck and live as the spirit-being you are.