Today I saw my neighbour walking her dog.
The dog held its muzzle in it's mouth,
growling and biting it with quiet joy.
I thought, 'what creative self control
by the dog that it chose to be restrained
by holding its restraint, rather than requiring
it's owner to forcibly apply the muzzle.
What gentle self mastery it lives by'.
If only human beings exchanged
a similar willingness to wisdom more often..... .