Via Waylon Lewis
on May 10, 2011
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All beings yearn for freedom—not just we humans.

This is the cutest thing, and if I had a heart, I’d cry with joy at the sight of this first-tentative, then joyous rehabilitated seal released back into the ocean—where, like a friend of a friend of ours, it transforms into a thing of grace.

A starving Northern Fur Seal is rehabilitated back to health by Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre on Salt Spring Island, BC. Watch his release back into the ocean.

Two apropos videos:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Freedommm!”

  1. Jessica says:

    Thanks for sharing – that was joyful and a nice pick-me-up.

  2. jon says:

    I'm happy for that seal, but I really hope that its species can be given a different name.

  3. namastehon says:

    I was taking a led First Series Ashtanga class with Tim Miller in his old Encinitas studio. Preparing for inversions, he happened to be staring down at me lying on my back, making a comment about Maha Mudra, the Great Seal of Yoga. I could not resist, I looked up at him and began clapping my hands and feet together saying "ar! ar! ar!".

    His reply? "Wrong seal…"

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