When I need my big boy Chooks to lay down and relax, I give him one of his favorite bones, They are made out of Bamboo and they withstand his jaws, better then most. He loves them, he is very content to chew on them and ultimately fall asleep. He seems to enjoy the focused time where he simply allows himself to fully engage in an activity that brings him joy.
When was the last time you did that.
Dogs will contently chew on things for long periods of time and they are relaxed and happy. Perhaps we could all take a lesson from this and start to spend some time every day focused on something that gives us joy. When we do this we might find our thoughts relax and perhaps the answer, or solution we are looking for gets a chance to find us.
When we take a moment and stop, allowing ourself a chance to catch our breath, whatever may be going one, eases. Room for misunderstanding lessens, and we discover new ideas. Maybe it's simply making a cup of calming tea and setting out, as I am right now, listening to the night sing to me on my back porch, chewing on this blog post!
When we allow ourselves the time to chew on it, to consider, to think, to imagine, to play, or simply to be present, we allow ourselves everything. Just consider that when you offer a dog something to chew on, they don't refuse it, tell you they are too busy, or feel they don't deserve it. They take it and enjoy! Take your moments, give back to yourself. Listen for the inner voice inside that comes when you allow yourself time, and joy.
Peace, Love & Wufs
Rev Deb, Chooks & Sam
Dina Rae and Rev Deb invite you to enjoy this curated experience. May your tails wag with satisfaction and your hearts be warmed by all that you see.