Spirituality, Liturgy and the Tao of Inner Peace
Today’s insight involves my male, yellow-cream, tabby cat, Beethoven. Beethoven is not the most social cat, he typically resides in two rooms of the house, the master bathroom and bedroom. He has a tall chest of drawers in the bathroom that his food is on and he typically holds court from this high position. If he’s not there, he’s usually napping on the bed or in the dark recesses of the walk-in closet. He was a birthday present for my youngest son, and unfortunately, he has disliked him from day one. It’s very hard to explain to a 7-year-old boy why the cat he wanted so badly would rather not have him anywhere near by. Cats are not dogs and I believe that there was some “over-loving” on the part of my son that led to the dislike. However, as I said before this is a difficult thing to explain to a 7 year old. Beethoven though has one great redeeming quality that I think we each might learn from, he purrs. Yes that heavenly thing that just cats do, purr! He purrs as I enter the bathroom, he purrs when you give him food, he always purrs when you pet him. Unlike my other feline he doesn’t beg you or meow at you until you feed him, he is much more content. Which got me thinking with all the unrest and world full of things to complain about wouldn’t we all just be better if we just “purred?” I mean not like for real … but metaphorically, happy when we get attention, happy when we get solitude, happy when we are fed and when we are not, just happy.
Today I choose happiness, I hope you will too!
Thank you Beethoven.
Little ball of fur.
Purr, purr, purr.
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