Lessons in Courage: Meet Dominic The DogPublished January 22, 2009
Are some animals just incredibly courageous or are they born with the hard-wired natural instincts which give them what appears to us are super strength?
As they overcome what humans may perceive as overwhelming adversity, what motivates them to adapt with apparent ease? Or are we just projecting our own inner courage on these special animals, to which we may not be aware, or is it that animals truly live in the moment, and are not burdened with that two edged sword of self-awareness with which the human species is endowed?
Dominic and a palI have always been moved and inspired by those animals who vanquish major physical limitations and who even appear to lack awareness that they are "different". They prevail with a grace and dignity which astounds me.
Each time I encounter stories about animals who are physically challenged, and how fully they live their lives, I often reflect on how powerful the lessons we can learn from them, which may strongly influence us and perhaps even change the way in which we look at our own limitations.But really, in actuality it doesn't matter if these challenged animals are acting through their inborn instinct or if it is what we perceive to be courage. For me, their special gift of adaptation is indeed a blessing for them, and one from which we have the potential to get in touch with our own inner strength and resource.
What were your impressions as you watched this incredible video of Dominic, a two-legged Greyhound? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.
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