Many times on our walks, complete strangers will come up to us, scoop up Maple, and kiss her on the mouth…
Maple will lick their lips and they love it! I think it is so gross because I know exactly where her mouth has been… her privates, cat poop, garbage, dead birds. I don’t encourage the kissing and I think about stopping them, but they are just so happy sharing the love.
Satya means “to speak the truth,” yet it is not always desirable to speak the truth if it harms someone unnecessarily. If speaking the truth has negative consequences for another, then it is better to say nothing.
The Mahabharata says: “Speak the truth which is pleasant.”
~ Elise Espat
Like elephant yoga on Facebook.
Ed: Kate Bartolotta
hot on elephant
Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 1 share A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 0 shares If you Love her, Don’t Destroy Her. 29,525 shares 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 37,132 shares The Best Marriage Advice from a Divorced Woman. 2,117 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,275 shares The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once). 541 shares Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt. 456 shares I’m Done being your Dirty Little Secret. 790 shares 3 Seconds: “Joe Biden’s reaction to President Obama awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom (with distinction).” 1,164 share