There are a few external forms we interact with that provide an opportunity to dive deeply into present stillness. Observing our pets or wildlife can free us of our conceptual selves. Animals have no sense of their own conceptual self, so interacting with them allows us to root deeply in the present.
The same is true when spending time in nature. As we enter into these green spaces we become alert to our stillness and spacious awareness. The peace that comes from observing, walking and wondering, unhinges us from the ego for as long as we can remain keenly alert and rooted in the breath.
Animals and nature interact with us in an energy field of unconditional love. They have no judgement of us the way other humans do. Sharing space with them, we are able to set aside our own chattering minds, rooting in alert stillness, while sinking deeply into our own field of peace and vastness.
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