Although humans have a tremendous advantage over animals, you can still learn from animals. They have no worries or anxieties about the future. When you see a bird, dog, cat, fly, or bee, tell yourself, "Let me learn from this creature to live in the present." Learn from these beasts and free yourself from needless thoughts about the future!
It may seem a bit humiliating to have to learn from an animal or insect. But it's even more humiliating not to learn from them!
(Rabbi Yitzchok Blauser - Kochvai Ohr, pp.31-2; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.153)
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