Zentraveler on the The Zen Happy Cat!

I am not sure how many times we get to evolve into the animal spirit world. I would like to put my request in now to be a cat. They are some cool cats! Sleek, fast, majestic, wonderful creatures of nature, who are mysterious symbols of past and present history. Cats have always maintained their balance and are aloft to many of the worldly things. They like to play, day dream, and are very good at lounging around.

They just sit and watch the world go by and dish up a meal when necessary. Cats are extremely efficient machines with very little waste of motion and energy. Who knows maybe they are practicing Zazen (just sit) for their next evolvement. The question is who is really the master? There are many different forms of Buddha! I’ll put my vote in for the Fat Cat. Sometimes it pays to think outside of the barrel.

A Happy Cat

There is a story told about a cat who discovered that happiness was in his tail.

He kept trying over and over to get it, but all he could do was run around in circles.

Exhausted and frustrated, with this endless pursuit, he eventually stopped.

And then, he discovered that if he’d just go on about his life then it would follow him wherever he went. ——-storybin.com

QUOTE: “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: According to an old Indian legend, the Wampus Cat was created. It was said a young Indian woman did not trust her husband. It was custom for the men of the Indian tribe to hunt while the women did things around the encampments. The women were forbidden to hunt. One night, she placed the hide of a mountain cat on her body. She snuck out to spy on her husband to see what he did on his hunting trips. As the hunters gathered around their camp fires, the woman watched them. She became fascinated with the stories and the magic that was presented to the men of the Indian tribe. The poor woman was caught and for her crime, she was transformed into what is known as the Wampus Cat. The woman was doomed to be forever half woman and half mountain cat. The ghost of the Wampus Cat is still said to walk the hills of Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. On full moons, you can see the Wampus Cat howling. Is she howling because of her grave mistake and wishes to be transformed back to her humanly body? ——essotment.com

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Cats! They are way cool.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Meow! Cat’s actually only meow for humans. What’s new pussycat?

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