Wow! Just Wow! I have seen pictures of something this incredible before, but watching a video takes it to a whole new level.
This is something that Ray sent to me this morning, and upon watching it I was just amazed at the courage and love that is present between Man and Beast in this video.
He told me he found it on TheHigherLearning.com, and if this is your blog, THANK YOU so much for sharing it! It was great
There were a number of comments that were much like this one.
It’s obvious to see that upon watching the video, this person had a response that was inspired, feeling a sense of connection to whatÂ Kevin Richardson was doing out there in Africa.
On the other hand, there were a number of comments like this one.
What’s interesting to me is where this comment was written from. I recognize the intent, at the core, this person is obviously interested in keeping people safe. He or She is concerned for peoples safety and doesn’t want to see people get hurt or eaten by wild animals… but at the same time, there is a level of insult that comes a long with it.
He says “These acts, while seemingly beautiful and touching, are nothing more than stupid and ignorant”.Â What part about it is stupid and ignorant? Kevin is demonstrating that it is in fact possible to come to a space of friendship with these creatures, and it’s clear that he knows how to do it.
Nobody is saying that you should run into the wild and start hugging bears and tigers just to see what happens, but simply to recognize that if this is possible… who is to say that someone else couldn’t do it? That there is a level of safety that can be obtained in spaces like this. Sure, accidents happen, but its clear that if the lions wanted to eat Kevin, they would have done so already.
I recognize the safety precautions, it’s always important to be safe, but once you have achieved a level of safety that you are comfortable with, you can then venture out beyond what you know, and into something new. An uncharted world where anything is possible.
And clearly, it is in fact possible to make friends with lions. Personally, I think it’s enchanting that we can have that kind of relationship with an animal. Many of us have experienced that level of connection with dogs and cats, so why not with just slightly larger ones?
Think about it