After last week’s whirlwind of good, bad and ugly events, cats as always restore equanimity. Leave it me, Merlin to get Layla back on an even keel. Sadly, to add insult to injury, a cat blogger and is a current finalist for best pet blog wrote a prickly post yesterday about the drama surrounding the Petties Awards. No doubt in response to my post about the Petties snafu.
She accused those types of being drama queens and psychic vampires. Those accusations were largely meant for you know who but the subtext was: if your life is surrounded by crisis, drama and gossip those admonishments are for you too. So many of us going through a rough time and I was taken aback. These days everyone could use kindness and not catty judgement.
Yes, I agree life is easier when we take the middle road but real meaningful change does not happen without rocking the boat. Historically, this is the role of the revolutionaries, the visionaries, the anarchists and shit disturbers. It makes people uncomfortable because it upsets the status quo. Layla would be way more successful if she was less honest but has zero tolerance for brown-nosing and bullshit. She’s not perfect (heaven knows, even Mother Theresa was less than saintly) but she’s not afraid to go out on a limb for truth and justice even when it means going against popular opinion.
What happened with the Petties was fundamentally wrong and the lily white, always PC blogger showed her true colors. Cats have innate intuition. They know who they like and don’t like. Humans are more easily fooled. Be discerning. Don’t trust someone who is always so nice, PC, staying neutral and saying just the right thing ALL the time.
Even the Dalai Lama has very human emotions. In response to a question about anger he once said, “You see when I get angry or irritated due to very small mistakes of some other people, then I just express and then finish, but sometime when it is a more serious form of anger, I try to separate myself from anger, then watch my anger, that emotion… then immediately the strength of anger diminishes, according to my own experience. And then, I also share with my friends, just as these, in order to bring more calmness to my mind. You cannot have some sort of special practice for each case, but you must build your basic mental attitude in a healthy way, like in the case of a healthy body if the immune system is strong then some virus or germs can’t disturb you much, so similarly, your mental attitude has to be calm, then if some disturbance come, even if some negative emotions come, they remain for very short period, all the emotions remain on the surface, and do not disturb much in depth.”
Good advice for all.
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My #1 remedy for Layla is HAMMOCK TIME. I used to nap with her in a hammock in my sighted days but the movement is too disorienting now. In the gentle swing and sway, and refreshing breeze, one can think about balance and the need recharge. Is your glass half full or half empty? There is another view (see below).