Friday, December 14, 2012

Totem: Tapir

The tapir is an animal that is endangered and forest dwelling. They are a solitary animal that hide while enjoying leaves and shoots they eat. Tapirs are known to laze about in pools of mud and water.

A teaching is to be peaceful and comfortable with ourselves. Many are uncomfortable with themselves and it is the tapir that teaches how to be at peace.

It is also taught that one should be peaceful unless utterly necessary. The tapir tells how violence is not an answer, that peaceful means should be exhibited. Violence is what should be a last resort.

Being solitary shouldn't be an issue the tapir teaches. It is fine to be quiet and to be alone, but all social contact shouldn't be eliminated.

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