"Do Animals Think Like Humans?"
Some months ago, an online community blog was asking a pertinent question of intelligence between species, yet assuming that animals can't think like us, the Homo sapiens. Instead, I'm answering their quandary in a style closer to, "Do animals think like humans?"
Thankfully animals think and communicate like humans and in various waves, better.
To say mankind’s thinking is superior can be a double edge sword, in fact we’ve learned many designs, functions, and sustainable ‘waves’ of living from the animal kingdom. Dragonflies with our helicopters, bees with their ingenious hive structures, elephants with their community of compassion, and dolphins and whales with their 40 million years of telecommunications methods.
#1 Purely Assumption Based:
Our perceptions are creating our perspectives.” What I mean from this statement is how we feel and think about someone or something becomes “stored info-energy of thoughts and feelings,” directly deposited into our cell memories, which in turn we start calling our beliefs, a repeating pattern we are replaying over and over. Interestingly, a system of dynamics found in Nature as well as in us, in “fractals.”
Einstein said it simply: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
#2 Thinking? Can someone tell us what is the highest form of intelligence?
I believe it’s no longer about ‘control’… it is about consciousness. When we access more of our DNA (reasoned that a majority of humanity is accessing only a fraction of our 64 codes, 20 or so.) So, when we’re activating more of our coding, we’re gaining a greater consciousness, aka “awareness.” With more consciousness, an awareness to a situation, person, or living being, comes more compassion and love. Key to this equation is breath. What do we hang onto when we’re in fear or trying to control things in our lives? Our breathing. Bingo! Cutting off our O2 supply doesn’t feed our brain, heart, or our cellular functions in regeneration, cellular respiration. And cellular respiration is the same function we humans are sharing with 99% of all life on our planet.
#3 Picture talk / Abstract decision making/ Memory
This is the fun part! Something we are sharing with the animal kingdom, because “we” are an essential part, as in the “human species.”
We are all “picture talking,” humans and animals alike. In fact that’s an essential part of the 1st language we learn, in the womb. Some have coined this term “the language of silence,” yet it is everything but silent. It is rich and full of thoughts, feelings, stories, and connections. It is the sound we are FEELING 24/7.
This sound we feel forms pictures, and we’re doing it a majority of our days (and nights), whether we are conscious of it or not. In our sensory experience of life, this form of communications is language at the highest form, because it’s ‘holographic.” Not only are we seeing life in 3D, yet we are feeling it through our 70 trillion cells.
This is the form of experience, as Bucky Fuller used to say, is the participator and observer, calling it synergetics. From wikipedia, synergetics is the empirical study of systems in transformation, with an emphasis on total system behavior unpredicted by the behavior of any isolated components, including humanity's role as both participant and observer.
Abstract decision making is mostly made from this state, how we sense things, how things make us feel. We are in fact “imprinted” by the waves encounters and experiences move us. Well, that’s the wave of the animal world.
Sensing to live, love, and be loved.
Importantly in decision making, animals are communicating in the positive (present moment), and humans are the only species who are focusing and communicating in the negative. What we don’t want, what we don’t like, what we don’t need. Often, we are basing those choices into actions from our past or future, and missing the possibility gift of today, present.
Picture having the insight and wisdom of an eagle soaring or a whale singing… Maybe instead of asking why can’t animals think like us, maybe turning it around, even upside down to ask what if?
What if we starting practicing the compassion, love, sensitivities, and present ‘positive” moments like the animals, a me to we mentality.
"Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.” ~ Job 12