Some times i feel that the best way to wade through troubled waters is to befriend a donkey !
many of us are pet lovers and at some point of time in our lives we might have owned one or have at least petted a domestic animal.
However have you ever had an encounter with a donkey ? if not, this is the right time to do so as you might actually be missing a wonderful opportunity to meet someone from whom we have learnt much !
As a matter of fact we humans have many things in common with donkeys from eating habits, herd mentality, stubbornness and many more.
A Recent study made by the British ‘Donkey sanctuary’ indicates that we who were predominantly savage had learnt the art of living harmoniously from these wonderful creatures. However, One peculiar attribute which we have mis-learnt from them is ‘Stubbornness’
In reality when a donkey is frightened it becomes immobile and ponders over the potential threat, during this time it does not respond to anyone.
This attribute was perceived by us to be an act of ‘hardheadedness’ which we happily accepted into our genetic system.
Donkey is a peace loving animal and is a symbol of peace. In fact in ancient Israel the King rides a a donkey during times of Peace and on horseback during war!
It is a surprising fact that the donkey’s milk is healthier and costlier than a cow’s milk and has medicinal properties too !
Donkeys like dogs are friends forever, once you befriend a donkey there is no looking back, you will have a pleasurable companion.
life’s burden always seems to be a pleasure for this beast of burden. No matter what, they are always ready to offer a ride, be it people or goods.
The indomitable spirit of the donkey is something we haven’t acquired from them yet, however it is never too late, you can always give it a try !