In my previous article I wrote about how life teaches us. I’ll expand on that further in this article. If you have not read it, please read it first. If you have read it, do you agree that anything and everything can teach us something in life?
I’ll use another incident that happened in my kitchen last night. I love animals, but I killed two lizards last night. The first time, I was going to make myself a drink when I saw this lizard running here and there near the place I keep my plates.
I tried to make it run away outside through the nearby window, but it kept coming inside. I wasn’t angry, but I have this strange feeling about lizard and I don’t dare to catch it with my hand. So I used a mosquito spray and sprayed on it to make it weak and than I used a stick to kill it.
I was watching it die and just said in my heart, ‘sorry for killing you’ and hoped it will translate and take a better life and continue to evolve in its own journey to self discovery. I did a simple prayer and passed it on over to higher spiritual beings the other side.
In case you don’t know, animals are souls too.
The second time I killed another lizard, it happened in the kitchen too. I was going to wash my mug and saw another lizard in the sink. This fellow was already wet with the water and moving slowly. I killed it too by drowning it the water.
In your eyes, I may appear cruel and may claim this is animal cruelty. You have to know, animal cruelty is when you kill or abuse animal for pleasure. I did not kill the lizards for fun or to satisfy my lust for pleasure.
Do you think I am guilty of killing these lizards? I don’t feel guilty at all. I was protecting my environment. I had to remove something that I considered giving me trouble. I was protecting my self interest. Is that selfishness? What can this incident teach me about life?
I was reflecting about this from last night and I think you will agree that life here in this world is about survival. We are learning to survive. One fine day we will learn to survive eternally. That’s when we realize ourselves as soul and able to function consciously from that level. That’s what life is about.
The lesson in it, I am reminded that in this world the one who is stronger will always win. (Only in this world because in the higher world like the soul world, there is no such thing as one is stronger and another is weaker).
I was stronger than the lizard so I was able to kill it. What if the lizard was stronger than me? I am sure I’d be dead by now. We have to be strong to face all the challenge of life today. We have to be strong not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally to stand the test of this life.
People who are weak have to learn to be stronger otherwise there will always be someone out there trying to make use of them or create fear in them. This is true because not everyone in this world is kind and loving. You can see this happening everywhere in the world. Just look at those people in power like some political leaders and see how they misuse their power. In the end the weak and powerless suffers.
I just proved to you that no matter what we do in life or experience in life, there will always be something to learn. We need to reflect and think deeply. Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to figure all this out, but than again, how many of us are thinking deeply like this? People are taking life for granted everywhere. Are you one of them? Think about it, and if you do think deep enough, you will appreciate your life.
The point is we learn to become stronger and figure out how we are going to negotiate the rest of our life because life is not forever down here in this world. See things deeply because every moment in life is a communication with God.