"Be alert as you watch a dog at play or at rest.
Let the animal teach you to feel at home in the Now, to
celebrate life by being
completely present.

The dog is still in the natural state. And you can
easily see that, because you have problems and
your dog doesn't. And while your happy moments
may be rare, your dog celebrates life continuously.

You just watch the tail . . .
with some dogs you just look at them —
just a little look is enough — and their tail goes . . .
"Life is good! Life is good!"
And they are not telling themselves a story of why life is good.

It's a direct realization."