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Old 04-07-2014, 08:43 AM
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Thank you for sharing, Tom. I am sure that for many people--including myself--our first experience with life beyond this earth plane manifested itself in the death of a loved one (be it human or fur person). I've certainly had the experience of holding a beloved animal in my arms at the time of her passing. Like you, I needed nobody to tell me she was gone. I felt her spirit leave her body as tears suddenly exploded from my eyes in grief.

Your post also reminds me of a line from a Wendell Berry poem called "The Peace of Wild Things," where he acknowledges that wild animals do not tax themselves with the forethought of grief.

I will post more later, but must run off to the office now. My greatest soul realm experience came when my best friend suddenly died of head trauma a few years ago at the age of 37. Sudden loss; sudden understanding of the 4 noble truths of Buddhism!

Namaste from the Midwest,
Stephanie
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