Animals are truly a reflection of the joy that is possible in the present moment. They live only for the love of now. They don’t worry about the future or fixate on the past. They are beautifully and simply in the moment. This makes them true teachers for us complicated and terrified human beings. Watch the pure joy of a kitten playing with string, a horse rolling in the grass, or a dog flopped on your lap with unconditional love and you will learn the most important lessons in life. Any Buddhist monk would agree that animals have this ‘joy’ thing down!