When I opened my eyes from meditation this morning my cat Eva was sitting silently by my left foot.
As I looked down at her in wonder I realized that in her stillness she was in perfect harmony with the natural world, her ears attentively taking in frequencies I could only imagine, and in her own way probably meditating as well. In that space she was also attuned to Life itself and I was grateful for how she had shown me to accept what is instead of what I thought should be – and the wisdom that I had accumulated in the three years we’ve been together…
And then she yawned – and I realized that once again my mind had tricked me into believing a bunch of crap.
I laughed out loud, and in that moment, I was free.