The Human-Animal Bond and Zen: The Everlasting Gifts of Spirit


Dogs, by their very nature, remind us of a fundamental wisdom which often times eludes us. Dogs are masters in the kingdom of now, being fully present to the here and now of each moment, the dog knows only the present and offers itself to it without reserve. It is within these moments reflected to us by our canine companions that we can see with new perspective the natural beauty and wisdom of the world around us and appreciate our connection to it. If our eyes are open, they can teach teach us something about living in the moment and allow us to comprehend the idea of refuge. Biophilia and the Human-Animal Bond, Corbin, 2006