Written by Jennifer Sodini
The video below shows an elephant painting his own portrait, an incredible sight that evokes feelings of joy, and wonder. How incredible it is to see a majestic being such as this display a level of awareness and consciousness that many wouldn’t have previously believed.
As humans, we tend to put ourselves at the top of the consciousness pyramid, because we are able to create, converse, and ponder our own existence – yet we dismiss what we don’t yet understand, and place ourselves above other beings as if they are unaware of their own lives.
Perhaps we are only scratching the surface of what we really know about the levels of awareness of the other sentient beings that we share this planet with, and maybe its time we open our minds to new levels of perception, and compassion for all lives.