Pigs are much like us in ways that matter.
If you’ve been waiting for fortune and favor to change in your direction, you’ll love the Year of the Pig.
Yes, 2019 is the year of the Pig as per the Chinese Zodiac.
Known for their sincerity, purity, tolerance, and honor, they seem too good to be true. Somehow the Chinese pig manages to wrap everyone in a warm blanket of love.
And Pigs are incredibly intelligent (largely considered the smartest barnyard animal), have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and are never boring.
Really I mean it!! There is a lot we can learn from a PIG.
But sadly they are the most misunderstood animals. Pigs are often mislabeled as being greedy, dirty, and smelly animals by people, but what you never hear about is their incredibly loving and caring personalities and the host of amazing and adorable things which they love to do.
Anyway, cutting this piggish conversation short, let us see some of the wonderful things we can learn from the pig this new year.
Pigs are Clean
Yes. Cleanliness is Next to Piggy-ness.
Contrary to popular belief, pigs are unable to sweat; instead, they wallow in mud to cool down. Their mucky appearance gives pigs an undeserved reputation for slovenliness. In fact, pigs are some of the cleanest animals around, refusing to excrete anywhere near their living or eating areas when given a choice.
So next time somebody calls you “a filthy sweating pig” and compares your home or office to a “pigsty.”, consider that as the best compliment ever given to you and thank them profusely for it!
Eat Like a Pig
Another misconception people have about pigs is that they eat anything and everything and a lot of it quickly. The truth is quite the opposite. Pigs in the wild spend a long time foraging for food. Their best sense is smell and pigs root for food with their snouts, happy to find a variety of goodies to eat.
Given the freedom, pigs can be very picky eaters. They like to have their menu changed up rather than get the same meal day after day. Pigs eat slowly, nibbling and savoring their food.
So if somebody taunts you that “you are pigging out” or “eating like a pig” that is actually a good thing you are doing to your body.
Eating is a life commitment. Start treating food for what it really is… food. This is fuel for the body. Controlling your eating urges will give you the confidence and discipline to do the same with other areas of your life.
Remember this… Eat to live. Don’t live to eat.
Pigs Know How to Live Life
Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with people and other animals. They love contact and enjoy getting massages. Pigs show affection by grooming each other. They greet each other by rubbing noses (aww!) and enjoy hanging out together, sunbathing, playing and listening to music.
Pigs love to sleep together in nests, cuddled up nose-to-nose. Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up to a pig?
In Short, pigs have cracked the secret of living life to the fullest.
Life is full of unexpected turns, many of which seem unfair and even devastating. Learn to trust that there is inherent wisdom and purpose to all that happens, even when it’s the last thing you expected or wanted. Go with what the current season demands of you and grow with it, it will equip you in ways you never expected.
Always remember, Life changes, be adaptable and enjoy the process.
Pigs Value Relationships
Pigs have a matriarchal family unit where piglets are cared for by the female relatives. Pigs are good mothers and develop strong bonds and love for her children, just like human mothers do. In the wild, the mother pig builds a nest for her unborn babies in a place she thinks will be safe for them.
Sometimes she will walk over 6 miles to find a suitable place and will give birth to her babies in this secluded area. The mother pig will stay with her piglets for about two weeks before returning to the herd where she will wean her babies and teach them how to survive. Mother pigs get anxious when they are separated from their babies and mourn when they are taken away.
In a nutshell, pigs’ value relationships and believe in the concept of healthy love.
In healthy love, you learn to respect and trust important people in your life. Disagreements may still happen, but you learn to stay calm and talk about how you feel. Talking calmly helps you to understand the real reason for not getting along, and it’s much easier to figure out how to fix it.
In healthy relationships, working through disagreements often makes the relationship stronger.
And Lastly Pigs Are Real Heroes……….
Pigs may not wear caps or superhero costumes but they can be superheroes when they need to be. There are many stories of pigs who have faced danger and jumped in to save the day. Pigs have been reported to have saved humans and other animals from drowning, fires, and intruders.
There are also numerous stories of pigs who manage to escape from trucks bound for slaughterhouses, saving themselves and showing us that pigs, like everyone else, want to live.
And It’s not difficult to be a real hero. Just follow your heart …………
· Help people who need you.
· Be happy and keep others happy.
· Be honest with yourself which will help you to achieve your goal indirectly.
· Do something special every day which will make you proud of yourself.
And so on…………the list of things to do is endless……………
Start your day with: I am the hero of this world and the whole world is looking for my action… I am a person who can change the world …………………
As Ralph Waldo Emerson has rightly said.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.