For those of you who may be wondering why Bunny Buddhism has been less active lately, I just wanted to let you know I’m dealing with a family crisis and need to focus my time and energy on that right now. I plan to respond to all bunny photo submissions and be back to full speed as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
This sneaky moment of bunniness comes to us from Karen N. and her bun, Nibbler. Karen took this photo of Nibbler when she caught him listening to her while she was working from home. Here’s a quote about listening to help us all remember that every bunny has a message to share, if only we take the time to listen!
Nevertheless, I have found this somewhat controversial quote to be helpful for my own personal experience. I believe being present in the moment requires a certain amount of “readiness” for whatever comes. This is a lesson that has led me to many valuable opportunities for exploring my own deluded ways of thinking—and, in that way, I find it has some relevance to Buddhism.
Even if it doesn’t and my Western culture and Catholic upbringing are leading me astray (which is certainly possible), I can at least say with some degree of authority that this quote works perfectly well for those of us in pursuit of bunniness. Thank you, Snickers, for helping to show us the way!
This is Mister Pepper Bunzillafluff, one giant bunny who was lucky enough to be rescued by his human, Sarah-Michelle G. Sarah-Michelle tells me Mister Pepper Bunzillafluff loves napping so much that her friends have mistaken him for dead! It’s easy to see why, but I promise this is one live bunny just enjoying being a bunny.
I love this quote because I often feel like all of life is a struggle. It is only when I take time to slow down and breathe that I can let go of the struggle for a moment and just be. It would be nice if stopping the struggle came as easily to humans as it does to bunnies, but I guess we will just have to accept that bunnies naturally live in the moment and humans have to work at it.
Thanks to this inspiration from Mister Pepper Bunzillafluff, I am up to the challenge. Are you?