The Bunny

One summer evening I went out the back door of the house to spend some meditation time. After I rolled across the threshold, I realized with a start that I was not alone. A small bunny sat 5 feet away from me in the grass. He was in frozen mode. Not daring to twitch a muscle, he stared at me from the side of his head with one, small, beady black eye. I felt sorry for the little guy, I’m pretty sure it was a boy bunny, and I said to the bunny, “Why didn’t you just run away when I came outside?” He didn’t answer. He just kept staring.

I decided to put the bunny out of his misery. No I did not kill the bunny. I’m a vegetarian. I drove my chair forward expecting him to run off, but he didn’t move. He held his ground. It was then that I decided that I was going to comfort the bunny with some positive vibrations. I began to chant the gayatri mantra. From what I hear this is one of, if not the most powerful mantra in existence. As I began to chant, the bunny immediately relaxed. His ears began to twitch and he started hopping around, munching on the grass. These bunnies are all over my neighborhood, and I had never experienced one not being terrified in such a close proximity.

I wanted to take a video of this experience so I knocked on the back door, hoping my father could quietly hand me my cell phone. Instead he came out with great sound, jumping into a story he wanted to share. The bunny freaked out and ran off. Bummer. But it’s okay. I was grateful and appreciative. I had no idea I was a bunny whisperer. 🙂

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7 Responses to The Bunny

  1. Emily says:

    This is such a lovely story! I imagine that bunny appreciated that moment.

    • Thanks Emily! I like to think that as well. 🙂

    • Also I wanted to tell you that when I click on your name here in the comment section, it does not take me to your website. To fix that, on your desktop or laptop, click on the circle next to the bell icon in the top right corner, and then on the left side of the screen click on “account settings”, and then type in the correct web address in the correct field. I had to fix all this stuff yesterday. Still some bugs I’m trying to work out. It’s a process. 🙂

  2. Shalini says:

    Lovely imagery…Gayetri Mantra is truly effective if you make it a part of your daily routine. Truly believe so. 🙂

  3. I don’t know about the Mantra, but I grew up on a farm and the bunny knew when you were quiet and just talked to him he was okay. When Dad came out making noise the bunny went into the run and hide mode. Smart bunny.

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