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Edited by Richie Cuthbertson, Monday, 31 Jan 2022, 17:20
Busy cleaning out my room today. Going to make it into a hybrid zendo of sorts. It is an epic task. As I have been neglecting it rather. I have thrown out my bed as it was no longer fit for purpose and giving me a bad back. I had been using the underneath as a crazy storage area, and it was jam-packed full of all sorts of junk, which I have now binned. And underneath all that I discovered life had made a thriving eco-system. There were centipedes, cupboard spiders, woodlice, earthworms, and some other insects whose names I don't know. I didn't have the heart to hurt any of them, and I felt guilty as I must have seemed like a giant destroyer of worlds to them. So I made a part of my room into an insect sanctuary, and piled some compost, soil, wood, cardboard boxes, and old cloth there for them.Then I moved them all gently to their new home. It was rather time-consuming and sometimes hard to get the insects to cooperate, but I managed to move them all in the end without harming any. I like insects. And I can talk to spiders and they will trust me and climb on board and let me move them to another location. I seem to have a good relationship with spiders and feel lots of metta for them. Although no-one else in my household shares my love for them.They are horrified.
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