Puppy owners spend countless hours teaching their pets good manners and clever tricks, but have you ever considered that you may be able to learn a lot from your puppies themselves? Have you ever considered that your puppy may be the best example of a mindful being?
What Can Our Puppies Teach Us?
Puppy Lesson One: Puppies teach us how to live in the present
Humans are unique in their acute sense of past, present, and future. Puppies, on the other hand, do not live with constant regret over the past or fear for the future. They live in the here and now.
While we shouldn’t forget about our past or neglect to plan for the future, we can learn a lot from our puppies’ presence. Puppies will truly savour the simple moments and you should do the same. Enjoy each moment as it comes, just as your puppy does.
Let your puppy be your guide and do what feels right in the moment. Take them for a walk, play with them, and even talk to them as they play. By shutting down and disconnecting, we can embrace the moment and live our fullest lives.
Puppy Lesson Two: Puppies teach us how to trust those around us
Your puppy will rarely question you. They will obey your commands because their trust is boundless.
In an often sceptical world, it pays to be more like our puppies when it comes to trust. We can find peace and security in our reality if we trust that the universe works in our favour. If, like our puppies, we find room in our hearts to trust that those around us care about our wellbeing, then we create a reality in which it is possible to be loved by all.
Trusting those around us is a difficult task. If we work alongside our puppies to build trustful relationships we will improve the quality of our friendships infinitely.
Puppy Lesson Three: Puppies teach us how to love everyone
Anyone who owns a puppy understands that their infinite amount of love is one of their most endearing qualities.
There is nothing more pure than a puppies love. We can learn a lot from our puppies’ willingness to love. If you learn to love like your puppy does, then you will begin to experience a life free from hate.
Puppy Lesson Four: Puppies teach us how to live with loyalty
Puppies find strength in their packs. They are fiercely loyal to their families and teach the importance of showing loyalty to the ones we love. Let your puppy lead you in a life of loyalty and unconditional dedication and you will find that people are more willing to be there for you, also.
When we stay true like our puppies we create the types of relationships that last forever.
Puppy Lesson Five: Puppies teach us how to be more playful
Sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously. Puppies, on the other hand, are never afraid to be in the moment and make a fool of themselves. When you live a free spirited life you truly begin to embrace each and every moment. Animals live free from self-consciousness. They don’t fret over the way they look or the things they own.
When you live like your puppy and rejoice in each day, and when you put aside your pride and play like a puppy, you put yourself on the road towards true happiness.
Puppies can teach us a lot about how to live our best lives. Follow your puppy’s example and live a mindful life full of happiness, glee, and contempt. Embrace the present, trust and love those around you, be loyal to your loved ones, and find time to play each day and you will learn to live like a puppy.