As one becomes a more spiritual being, things that never bothered you begin affect your brain at a conscious level. Your picture of reality begins to slowly change as you look at life differently. Your eyes are the same but the vision is different. The life you are living just doesn’t feel the same anymore. People appear different, your job appears different even the Earth appears like you have never seen it before. Things you didn’t pay much attention to in the past, now command your attention. Life on Earth is much more precious.
I was driving my car on the highway the other day and noticed that stuck to my side view mirror was a cricket. The poor thing was holding on for dear life. I was amazed that it didn’t fall off. As I was watching it, I thought…”What am I doing?” I pulled the car off the side of the road, took a newspaper and gently helped the cricket down to safe ground. I’m ashamed to say, old me would have just kept driving. I felt a sense of peace when I helped that cricket. Why isn’t that cricket’s life as precious as my own?
The same holds true for the animals that are being raised to feed us in factory farms. These poor animals are not fed the proper foods, left in confined areas where they do not see the light of day and have no freedom of movement. These are still living beings. Why isn’t their life considered precious? Why do we allow such treatment of animals? Are we really that hungry? These animals feel pain just like we do. Aren’t these animals’ lives as precious as our own?
Our forests are being cleared because we need the land to raise the cattle that are not being treated properly. Aren’t these trees precious? Do you know if you play classical music around a plant it will respond by growing faster and stronger? The benefit of which is more oxygen so we can breathe cleaner/fresher air. Can’t you see that their life is as precious as your own?
When we blast tons of chemicals underground into our soils to extract natural gas, we are disturbing ecosystems in the soil. Is the extracting of natural gas that important especially when there are alternative energy forms? Why do we not value the life forms that exist under our own feet? Aren’t they precious?
Life in any form is precious. If you can see that it is, you are evolving. After all, (evol)ve = love.
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