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perhaps i had it all backwards,
and we are not the more evolved spirits of animals, and animals are not the more evolved spirits of plants
perhaps we are trying to become that which a plant already is:
a converter of suffering into purity, of darkness into light
just as with each in-breath, the plant takes in my suffering
and on exhale, converts it into loving oxygen,
which we drink in hungrily, yet unknowingly,
and just as each spiraling ray of sun is synthesized into pure life energy,
relinquishing the need for consumption of another self,
perhaps we too need to become more like plants,
and not the other way around.
as aspiring plant-beings,
we too can breathe in all that is
and exhale all that is to become.
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