Watching these elephants I fall deep in thought. I start imagining how, with such enormous heads, their brains must be considerably large. We assume that small animals have small brains and a low level of intellect, so naturally, we acknowledge that those with large heads have large brains and a great capacity for constructive thought, reasoning, and the experience of different emotional states.
Just like us, it is obvious that elephants meet with suffering and love during their lives. Yet regardless of the level of intellect we might imagine or can even prove that elephants possess, there is something which disadvantages them when we think of the ways one might bring their thoughts in to reality.
It is obvious to be reminded of, but, unlike humans, elephants do not have hands. What if elephants minds are filled with contemplations that could be turned in to creations, and like a man who lost his arms in an accident, they experience the frustration of being unable to do what it is they would truly love to do?
Because we have hands, we are able to bring our thoughts in to reality; we paint paintings, build buildings, create meals and then feed ourselves, we caress our loved ones, and as we’ve seen here, we turn our thoughts in to passages of words which are read by others.
Look down. Recall how fortunate you are to have hands. Consider all of the magnificent things they assist you to do in your life. Feel grateful.