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. 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 one time for 29 minutes (that's what I was doing) when 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.
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 75." 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.
"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3