Driving behind a trailer hauling bovine to the slaughter house, I stared into the cow’s eyes.
Steak is a favorite food of mine and when I looked into these eyes of this creature that God created, I cried.
So now when I eat meat, my prayers include the cow who gave its life for me to feed on.
This still saddens me, but we are now connected, and I want the creature to know that I am thankful. However, taking their life for self is still bothersome, and I feel the same way about salad greens.
And must add, this is true of those who have animal trophies on their walls or who wear them or have them as rugs. They are now connected to the energy of the slain animal.
My take on connection to all things. We carry with us their lives and thanking them is an important gesture that does not make it right. It simply acknowledges them and thanks them for their sacrifice of their lives for me.
Connection is to all things even stones and minerals … We are connected to everything.