Once a bunny touches our heart, even if only for a short period of time, we come to rely on the comfort and companionship they offer. We are human, after all, and it’s human nature to become attached to whatever it is we find meaningful in our lives.
Eventually, though, we are confronted by the fact that change is inevitable. No relationship remains the same forever. At some point, we will change, or they will change, or circumstances will change and force us to face our deepest fears.
And so it is with a heavy heart that I share Rory’s moment of bunniness, shortly after his journey over the bridge.
Rory’s message is one that may challenge us more than it will comfort us. Change is hard. Loss is harder. But it is part of life and we must learn to accept it if we are to continue living in a conscious and meaningful way.
Rory was a happy bunny who had an enormous impact on the humans who knew him. His life was short and beautiful, much like the latest installment in Ramen Empire, the comic he helped inspire.
To Rory’s humans, I can only say my thoughts are with you. May you continue to be inspired by Rory’s memory for a long time to come.
Today, I would like to introduce some bunny art from the very talented Hannah Fuller of Ben&Nevis BunArt. Please be sure to visit Ben&Nevis BunArt on Facebook for many more bunny-themed drawings and paintings—and also some pictures of Ben and Nevis, her gorgeous Mini Rex bunnies!
In this first painting of pathways leading into the mountains, Hannah has captured a familiar Bunny Buddhism quote:
“May all bunnies find their path, in their own time and in their own way.”
Often, we are faced with decisions about which path to choose next in life. Sometimes we choose well. Sometimes we do not. But we always learn something along the way.
Fantastic job capturing this sentiment in your work, Hannah – thank you!
I also really love this image of a bunny meditating. To me, the bunny quote that matches up best with this painting is:
“Breathing in, I embrace my bunny nature. Breathing out, I share my bunny nature with the world.”
As I’m sure many of you know, Bunny Buddhism quotes that begin with “Breathing in” are a direct reference to meditation.
Sometimes these meditation quotes are a suggestion for a way to practice. Sometimes they are a comment on a lesson I have learned in my own meditation practice.
Always, they are about taking the time to learn how our minds work so we can make more effective decisions that lead us to happier and healthier lives.
Finally, I must admit that my heart just melts when I see this picture of Nevis next to the drawing of a bunny with a heart. There are so many Bunny Buddhism quotes that could go with this one…which one comes to mind for you?
Thanks again to Ben&Nevis BunArt for the fantastic images on this page!
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Every so often, someone will tweet something to @BunnyBuddhism that really catches my eye. Most frequently, it is either an adorable photo of a bunny or else it is some kind of bunny artwork. This week, I was struck by a comic featuring a Bunny Buddhism quote, thanks to @BearAndInk:
It is always interesting to me to see @BunnyBuddhism tweets finding new homes and being used in new ways. When I tweet a certain message, I of course have some idea of what it means to me. Even more interesting, though, is the way the same words might affect someone else. It never in a million years would have occurred to me to do a Bunny Buddhism comic, and yet here one was, suddenly appearing in my feed.
A bunny must learn a new way to think before he can learn a new way to hop.