Yesterday, we had to take down a diseased ash tree which was close to the house. I always feel sad when a tree comes down. Afterwards the dogs enjoyed the new smells and opportunity to dig… especially our  Dilys. Terriers follow their instincts and have such a good time digging and going underground!

She had so much fun, and didn’t want to come in.

I laughed, not just at her, but at myself.  I drive nearly 5 hours to have a similar experience at Kripalu, and she explores her dharma and finds joy in her own back yard.

Perhaps there’s a lesson here. ☺️

 

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

48 comments on “Dharma Tail Wagging

  1. I’m a bit envious but not too much of your having the opportunity to spend time at Kripalu-I am reading Steven Cope’s The Great Work Of Your Life and enjoying it immensely

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  2. Very nice! My dog too, teaches me the enjoy the moment philosophy. Nothing like a good belly rub or chasing a squirrel up the tree! I hope you have a pleasant discovery day.

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  3. Great post. Great photos.

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  4. That lot’ll keep you warm next winter! H ❤

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    • Its a start Hariod! We bought a log splitter after Hurricane Sandy brought down a massive Oak tree 5 year’s ago. We have just finished that wood. Don is going to be busy very soon. 💛

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  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Amazing the lessons we can learn from dogs. All animals, but dogs seem to be particularly good at it. Lovely story and reframe of the sadness for the loss of a dear tree.

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  6. She really looks like she is having fun!

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  7. Animals give us the best lessons. It’s all about simplicity.

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  8. stronglotusyogi

    Oh my gosh she’s so darn cute! But, lesson learned.

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  9. That little cutie gave you something to ponder 🙂

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  10. She’s adorable, Val! And so curious, too.

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  11. Sweet! Dogs are so present moment oriented ~ awake and aware of opportunities as they arise . . . or asleep and oblivious. 😀

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  12. She looks so happy, Val. Animals are so good to teach us to live in the moment ❤

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  13. There surely is (a lesson in you own ‘backyard’).
    Living is this very Moment gives joy to Dilys and so it should be for humans too.

    (of course if I lived in a war torn country full of fear and terror that would be different).

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  14. She’s a cutie – she knows how to bloom where she’s planted! 😉

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  15. How wonderful, Val! Your Dilys is quite a girl.

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  16. Interesting conclusions, Val! Indeed that dog is delighted. Terriers do love to dig! 😀 xo

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  17. Dogs continuing to teach us so much!!

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  18. I agree with Paul. Dogs teach us so much if we pay attention. You obviously did. 🙂 Such a cutie. I always hated taking down trees too but sometime they have to go. I usually plant 3 to replace it. Planted a lot of trees in my days. 🙂

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  19. So cute! Animals always guide me to find joy in the simple things.

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  20. Haha so cute! ❤ We can learn a lot from our pets! 🙂

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  21. So cute! Our beloved pets can teach us a lot. ❤

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  22. a true
    down dog 🙂

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    • She is David!
      Every morning Dilys gets in position for upward facing dog. She gets a massage and then transitions into down dog. Such a yogi 😉

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  23. Oh that looked like so much Fun.. and yes often we travel far to find what was already within.. ❤ Great lessons to be learned.. But sometimes we need to find those special places of Sanctuary and Peace away from everything that can distract us at home.. 🙂
    Love and Hugs dear Val xx

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