Say Something With Your Whole Being
“When you say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being, not just with your mouth or your intellect, it can transform the world”. Thich Nhat Hanh
I have a cat named “Lil Kitty” who has taught me great lessons. I call her a high “needs” kitty; because when I sit down in the house, at the computer or on the toilet, she is right there to be petted and scratched.
This “need” is really her way of saying “I need you to say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being”. When I am present and give her attention she purrs and half closes her eyes in a state of bliss. When I am not present she will first rub up against me; if I continue to ignore her she will eventually stand up on her hind legs and slowly sink her front claws into my thigh.
Why is it so easy to say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being to an animal rather than a human being?
Well, human beings collect “alleged” offences from other humans and then view these same humans from the “gunnysack” of offences.
Animals don’t collect “alleged” offences from humans and then view these same humans from the “gunnysack” of offences.
A cat is very good at living in the present moment. If you don’t catch a cat at the exact moment of doing something you don’t want it to do; you cannot reprimand it. It will just look at you in an aloof fashion like saying “I would never do that”.
Our pets have an instinct that I call a “forget-ory”. Yell at your pet and they might cringe away for a short while; but they will be right back shortly.
Humans could use a “forget-ory”.
Our pets are world champions at being optimists. On their first approach to you when you get home they will expect only the good and best from you.
We should be more like our pets; find a human and say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being it will transform your world.