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I recommend Breathworks and Wildmind guided meditations. Click on the following links to access their online shops: Breathworks and Wildmind.

This 3 minute breathing space is a sample of guided meditations by Breathworks. Click here: 3 minute breathing space.

 


The simple yet powerful chant "Om".

 

 
"Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu" means "May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may I, through my own actions and words, contribute to that happiness and freedom for all."

 

 
"Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshvara, Guru Sakshat, Param Brahma, Tasmai Shri Guruvey Namaha" means "I bow down in reverence to all my teachers. The teacher that is this life I've been given. The teacher who is nearby. The teacher that is all hardship and difficulty on my path. And that teacher who is beyond all this, formless and supreme."

 

 
Two chants back to back: Lokah Samasta and Om.

 

 
Another two chants back to back: the Guru chant and Om.

 

 
And, finally, all three chants together: the Guru chant, Lokah Samasta, and Om.

   

SAY NO TO PUPPY MILLS! SAY NO TO ANIMALS IN PETSHOPS! SAY NO TO BREEDERS!

Adopt a homeless animal instead - they all deserve a second chance

It's estimated that 130,000 dogs and 60,000 cats are killed every year in Australia because there are not enough homes for them all. And the global numbers amount to millions upon millions every single year.

Puppy mills are a major contributor to the terrible problem of overpopulation. Puppy mills are essentially 'dog factories' where dogs are forced to churn out litter after litter, with no thought for the welfare of the dogs and all thought for profit. The dogs live in appallingly dirty, cramped conditions all their lives, and when they no longer serve their purpose they're killed, dumped or sold to vivisection laboratories.

Petshops fit into the picture because puppy mills are generally where petshops get their animals from. Furthermore, having animals in shop windows encourages impulse purchases, and adding an animal to your family should be a conscious, careful decision - NOT one to be made while shoe shopping.

Breeders contribute enormously to the tragic statistics above too. And it doesn't matter whether they're professional breeders or backyard breeders, and whether they breed for profit or not, because while there are homeless animals sitting on death row in shelters, any and all animal breeding is utterly irresponsible.

Now, here's where you come in. You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution. You can either buy animals from puppy mills, petshops or breeders and be part of the problem. Or you can adopt from a shelter or rescue organisation and be part of the solution.

If I haven't convinced you, visit your local shelter to see the homeless animals. Let their innocent faces convince you that adopting is the only responsible choice to make.

"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." - Mahatma Gandhi

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