Kids and cats:
our gigantic gurus
Cats: my first gurus
We humans are doing machines. We are always doing something. Planning. Busy this. Busy that. What's next? Talking. Eating. Reading a book. Daydreaming. Worrying. Watching a movie. Playing with the handphone. Getting to sleep... But have you ever done nothing?
Sometimes my cat Princess is busy. Playing, chasing a fly, eating, sleeping. But often she is doing nothing. She's a master of doing nothing. I timed her once (that's what I was doing). For 29 minutes she was doing nothing. Just sitting, staring off into space, totally content. Doing nothing. Accomplishing nothing. Proving nothing. Changing nothing. Just being. She's my idol...she's my #1 guru (and idol).
For dog lovers, it would be the same. Let your dog be your idol.
Check out undoing something.
Kids: my second gurus
Young children are the happiest, most energetic, most curious and creative people in the world. When introducing myself, I often say, "You may be surprised to learn that I am three years old. I'm just pretending to be 76." (April 2021) After getting to know me, people agree, I am just three years old. I see life as my playground. Everything and everyone was put here just for me to play with. I take everything as an adventure. And I am filled with curiosity. Just as kids do naturally, I have learned that, when I am sad, I express my sadness (with myself or others) and it flows through me. I have learned that when I am frightened, to let the fear flow through me, just as kids do.
Jesus and Picasso agree
"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist
when you grow up.”