Lessons From My Dog

playing with dogs  It seems that everything I am reading this morning is following one common theme, surrender.

What is surrender and how does one do this? There are a few definitions to surrender but this is one the one I like, “to give up in favor of another, especially voluntarily.” I want this blog to focus on giving up voluntarily instead of giving up by force, or to give up or abandon.

As I sit here looking at my dog he looks back at me with anticipation, anticipation of what, I’m not sure, but whatever it is he is happy. He is a comfort to me when I am sad, he plays with me when I am happy, he lays with me when I am sleeping, he is a companion to me when I am lonely, my dog is everything I need him to be in each moment. I realized that he was giving up his identity as a dog to be what I needed him to be.

Dogs are dogs but when you get them in a home where people truly love them, love transforms the dogs into something else, something that is far from their original state.

Maybe humans are here on this earth to acquire the same understanding as my dog, the understanding that we should voluntarily (yes, this is the key) surrender our identity to Love.


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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One Response to Lessons From My Dog

  1. Jana,
    There is a hierarchy of things. Each, in one way or another, surrenders one to the other. Generally the lower to the higher. Pets provide us all with a special opportunity. For they are an object of love, and therefore, provide us with an opportunity to love. And we are rewarded by their enthusiastic positive response to that love.

    How much greater an experience of love could we as humans enjoy, if we, in like manner as our pets, were to surrender to the love of God? We would feel His pleasure, as we accept His overture.

    This world of madness would then be transformed to a world madly in love.
    A Blessed Christmas, Jana; to you, your family and loved ones.

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