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Posted in Jones' wisdom with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by tiltdiary

nanettegonzales_ellie-1058-1I have lived with the hounds for more than 15 years now, and often, I had wondered what the key to their eternal happiness is. Of course, I give them a good life, a fair amount of exercise, the best food possible. and all the love I can give. They have a safe home and loving family … but most people have all of that too and are still not happy. What is the key to eternal happiness and why are we humans never satisfied or content? What makes us so different from animals? The only conclusion I can come to is that my dogs are always true to themselves. They never pretend and are always who they are. They are 100% true to themselves and their emotions and how they feel about other pack member, humans, cars, children, squirrels, ambulance sirens, airplanes, motorcycles, … They never pretend and live fully in their own skin.

Today, I want to remind you of who you truly are. I want you to look deep inside of yourself and feel your core. Your core is the stable, calm, resolved part of yourself that lives deep inside of you. The part that you most of the time don’t listen to because you are too busy listening to what other people think is right. I want to encourage you to feel that part of you, the truthful part of you, and I want to encourage you to turn more often to your core, because she knows who you really are and what you truly need. Embrace her and realize you have this strong self and nothing should be able to take away your truthful self. Be YOU, live you more often, today, tomorrow, and every day for the rest of your life.

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