4 Oct 2022
Today is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi. He was known for living in peace with all beings, including animals and birds. So when ecologists in 1989 deciding on a date celebrate animal lives, 4 Oct was a natural choice.
This morning as I was wondering what would be a good picture to carry aspirations for peace for all beings, a friend sent me this picture from Nepal.
She & her husband had arrived last night in Kathmandu, from Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.
And this morning she had to step out of their guest house just in time to snap a picture of a dog contemplating the world from his/ her window in the ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Underneath the canine’s intricately carved window and against the terracotta brickworks, was “PEACEFUL.” 🙏
May this precious shot taken on such an auspicious day & timing bestow peace on all animals and humans past and present.
May we keep wishing and visualising Peace no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, for our own benefit, and for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Happy World Animal Day!