God, Dog Love
December 2, 2017
Empirical observation seems to suggest that a dog is more likely to be revered than humans. Have we gone to the dogs? A Northeastern University study showed that only a baby human could compete with man’s best friend. Students were showed fake newspaper clippings about a baseball-bat attack on a puppy, an adult dog, a year-old infant and 30-year-old adult. They were asked questions to gauge their empathy and the adult finished last in sympathy!
“Respondents were significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs,” according to Northeastern researchers. “Only relative to the infant victim did the adult dog receive lower scores of empathy.” In case you haven’t figured it out, the opposite spelling of dog is god. Now, I empirically suspect that god, of the three, gets less respect, in fact millions are convinced that, even though the word ‘god’ is symbolic of a mysterious force that is all knowing, etc., gets little real acknowledgment what so ever!
Perception often doesn’t meet reality, and reality is often what our perception doesn’t want to see as reality. I knew of a couple with two little dogs that were the love of their lives, from my observation far more than each other. Rather than hold hands walking down the street, both little dogs were being pushed in a baby stroller. This is not a rare sight except it’s usually one dog. Directed love needs to be looked at! Couples, often married, are supposed to be as ‘one’. Displacing that energy with a dog opens many questions of what has humanity come to?
‘A Noise within’ is often a chattering mind looking for ways to serve itself beyond it’s obligations. Life on earth, at this time, clearly lends itself to the mind that ‘wants this and that’, and then more and better. Life is not a game of window shopping or looking for distractions to avoid seeking happiness within for the chase of what is ‘out there’, which is really ‘with outside’. Drop the ‘side’ and you have ‘without’! Without the most important things in life, are those that are ‘within’! In reality, people can learn more from their dog than they avail themselves to the ‘god given opportunity’ to dig for the ‘bone’ of gold within called, ‘inner love of self’. Love your dog, yet learn to love yourself and others in a deeper and more beneficial way to peace, bliss, and joy. Life has a light, only if you turn up the light dimmer to see and feel the answers within and without! Don’t let the world go to the dogs!