Animal Zen Masters: Salticidae

Nature delivers the greatest Zen masters in learning how to live in the presence.

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The fear of spiders is funny, especially for this one, because it actually looks like a cute, little doggie with 8 legs.

Talking about the legs, they’re covered with hundreds of little hairs, with which the Salticidae or Jumping Spider, can smell, taste and hear. They’re not the spider-web kind of spider, they jump to catch their prey. To determine the precise location, they have four (!) pairs of eyes, that create an almost 360-degree vision and 3-D images. The eyes reflect in the dark when hit by light, imagine…

Looking at this beautiful, sophisticated, high-tech creature reminded me, that eyes are just one of our senses and should never rely solely on them.

You can’t depend on your eyes
when your imagination is out of focus.
– Mark Twain

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Animal Zen Masters: The Duck

Nature delivers the greatest Zen masters in learning how to live in the presence.

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Ducks come in many shapes and colours.
Some are hardly recognizable as a duck, but almost effortlessly they glide through the water. Underneath the surface however, their feet constantly paddle at a high speed and still, they gracefully float on the water.

Be like the duck, calm and graceful on the outside, but full of energy under the surface.