I have a question I ask myself every time I say a blessing at lunch. What does my heart tell me about eating animals? Does my heart agree with my religion's teachings about eating animals? Do I know what my religion teaches about eating animals? Journey with this blog as we look into humanity's relationship with animals, particularly our spiritual connection with animals.
What if I don't have a religious identity? Do I have a spiritual faith that fits me better? Do I have an indigenous tradition that I follow, or a path that makes sense to me? Am I a scientific humanist? Do I listen to my heart? Do I feel most spiritual when I'm out looking at the stars, or in a forest of tall trees, or staring at the horizon across an ocean or lake or when listening to a stream? Then let that connection to the natural world stand in for your religion or faith or tradition and tune into the world of animals. Let's start our investigation there, by listening.