He loves for no reason. He plays for no reason at all. He simply IS whatever he is doing. He doesn’t overthink anything. He is open for anything and everything! He is Buster the dog. And we will be caring for him this week at our home. I noticed yesterday that he is currently the most loved being in our home. Humans included. When he is playing, I want to join in and hug him and kiss him and play! And so does everyone else. I wondered why we were much more likely to hug and kiss and play with this dog than with the human beings in our own lives? For example, when a human friend comes through the door, I feel very happy to see her, but don’t jump on her, dance around her and tell her she is “the cutest thing ever” every time I see her. That thought made me realize that I think that that friend would probably love the same welcome I offer the dog. And I would like that too. At the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to be welcomed with open arms, a big smile and an even bigger hug? I notice that during such moments, I often don’t allow my natural spontaneity to come through. Buster has helped me realize that I want to play more, hug more, kiss more, and just be myself–more. Thank you, Buster. We are not very different from dogs. We only think we are.
Jivan, born to Greek parents, grew up in Montreal, Canada where she studied Arts. She took sannyas in 2011 during her Star Sapphire Energywork training with Sagarpriya. She now works and lives in Stockholm, Sweden and the Greek Island of Crete where she offers Counseling, Meditation, Relaxing Massage, Star Sapphire Energywork sessions as well as Family Constellation workshops. Jivan is also an ovarian cancer survivor.