At Rest

This is a snow leopard, looking pensive at Twycross Zoo. In the wild, during a hunt, this carnivore’s physiology will change. Its prey, let’s say, a wild goat, will also endure stress related, temporary changes during the chase. Following the stimulation, both of the animals will return to a state of rest. Permanent rest, in the case of the goat, perhaps…

pretty eyed snow leopard watermarked

We humans tend to stay stressed. Rarely or never returning to a state of rest, even after the chaos has ceased. It is rare we are chased by leopards in our towns, cities or rural locations. But we do endure periods of stress.

The key, it seems, is to stay in the moment as long as is practicably possible. During the chase we need certain biological and physiological changes to survive. When it is over, we might care to return to living in a more restful moment. Neither, living the chase over, and over again, or catastrophising about future chases that have not yet, or may not ever materialise.

Easier said than done, trust me, I know. Nevertheless, being more leopard, and a little less modern human, might not be a bad idea.  Just sayin’…

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  1. Poor little goat…gorgeous snow leopard picture

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