Doghi-Sattva Lesson: How to Greet the Day

Open Space for Cats & Dogs

I walk through fragrant blue sky

Bare feet on wet grass…

It is too cold for bare feet,

But my teachers have taught me well.

Who can resist a noisy yawn and a warm wiggle first thing in the morning?

To greet each dawn and each other with a curious heart…

To be mesmerized by the smallest motion…

To breathe the air, the earth…

To inhale the stories in each blade of grass…

To forgo the coffee and drink the dew…

To listen for what can’t be heard…

To bathe in light and nap awake in the middle of the day…

Is to arrive fully alive.

Forget the honey, taste the bee.

I have but one question:

When the butterfly lands on my nose, can I eat it?

by Karen Sella