Sometimes we pass by things and don’t notice that they are even there. A spider is one of those things. If a spider was crawling up my leg, I would probably jump up screaming. Then, being a Buddhist, I would hurriedly go look for something to catch it so I can let it go outside.
On my way out of the house one day, I noticed this spider hard at work. Look at the intricate stripes and pattern on the spider. It truly is one of Nature’s Wonders.
Inside the web is probably a poor fly or some kind of insect that had fell victim to the spider’s venom. But that is the circle of life.
We may not want spiders around, but let’s think about it for a moment. Without spiders, who will eat the indoor pests like cockroaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and moths?
So despite my unreasonable fears of non-deadly venomous house and garden spiders, I am grateful that spiders are around to eat up unwanted insects to help our lives be a little bit more bugs-free.