While walking today, I saw one of the strays and mentally told him, “you and I are the same, barefoot”.
That momentary thought of oneness got me thinking about all creatures and their place in this amazing web of life.
Asanas are named after animals too.
It brought to mind part of an old song we learnt as children as well as a couplet from the Gita.
“All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things things wise and wonderful
The good Lord made them all”
‘Knowing that, you shall not, O Pandava, again get deluded like this; and by that, you shall see all beings in your Self, and also in Me.’ 4:35