I want to share this story with you. It reminds us that we are connected – not just with each other, but with all beings on this magical earth.
A man was able to reach out to traumatized, wild elephants in South Africa.
And when he died, the wild elephants somehow knew they had lost an amazing friend, and they marched to his home to pay homage to him.
Here is the story:
Read it all and read it slowly.
And read it with the recognition that these stories themselves are not anamolies.
There are numerous stories of communication between humans and (non-human) animals, and even a few between humans and plants. There are numerous stories of friendship across species. The word ‘family’ gains a larger meaning here. As does, in its very essence, our view of the environment and of each other. Animals are no longer ‘things’ to be used and discarded for our desires. Rather, they are friends.
What if, just what if, each of us on this earth were to be this gentle and loving towards the other animals as this man was? What kind of a world would we create? How small would our anger become? How deep would be the love and the solidarity? How beautiful would be this world?