Illness and quality rest and play

Daddy has just driven off to his hair salon for another days work and Mr. Midnight and Sir Winston watch his car disappear around the bend.

DSCN0661       (The boys watching daddy drive off into the distance)

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DSCN0673       Daddy was in rather a cheerful mood this morning wasn´t he Sir Winston.  He must love working in his fur repair shop.

DSCN0674       Well apparently he hasn´t got much work on this week.  He informed me that it´s a little slack at the moment and probably has something to do with the fact that “everybody” is either on holiday or they are “all” ill again.

He said that he cannot do much about the situation but he feels “the salon” occasionally needs “a breather” in which to recharge the batteries.

That must be why he´s feeling rather cheerful and chipper at the moment.

MM-Avatar        Christian humans have just had their Easter holidays and now, a week later, they´ve also  got their May bank holiday to look forward too.  It is indeed, a good time for humans to take off and to look for new pastures green.

SW-Avatar       Pastures green?  They´re not cows Mr. Midnight and they´re only off on their holidays.

The holiday season must be the explanation for daddy´s light workload at the moment.

MM-Avatar       Or the fact that humans always tend to have some kind of illness.

SW-Avatar       They can´t help it you know.  Many of them appear  to  be not “switched on”  to life with most of them believing that illnesses just come out of the blue.

Humans do believe in “rest and play” but most of the poor darlings  can´t seem to live by a rest and play philosophy.

MM-Avatar       Well the “modern” human seems to do alright for taking holidays.  They´ve got loads of free time – in fact, nearly as much free time as us cats!  😉

SW-Avatar       That´s true.  Not counting the time it takes to travel to work, the average “modern” working human will work a third of a day, five times a week.

MM-Avatar       So what do humans do with the other two thirds of the day?  From what I´ve seen, they  don´t seem to spend their time  wisely.

SW-Avatar       I think they have to attend to their duties.  You know, like trying to keep their families in order, maintaining and updating  their electronic gadgetry,  taking care that they have enough social appointments and trying to “soak-up” as much superficial activity as possible.

MM-Avatar       Blimey, no wonder most of them have that “burnout syndrome” thingy.  Modern humans are always doing things. They do not look after their body and mind properly.

SW-Avatar       Ah yes, Burnout Syndrome.  Most “modern” humans conveniently believe that burnout syndrome occurs because of bad working conditions. The workplace does have a contributing factor towards Burnout, but is not the only reason for the  illness.

If stress levels at home or in ones spare time are not reduced, “the body” will not be able to function properly at the workplace. We cats are lucky – we don´t believe in working.    🙂

We just eat, rest and play.  Humans have to go to work in which to sustain their lifestyles and they seem to place far too much emphasis  upon avoiding quality rest and play.

MM-Avatar       They do “play about” a lot but not necessarily in the right areas.  You also mentioned that they were not properly switched on or tuned in to life but they are definitely switched on to their mobile devices.   I think it looks rather funny when they walk down the road not looking where they are going.

Quality rest and play appears difficult to find.

SW-Avatar       And when quality rest and play is avoided, illnesses can easily take hold.

Actually, contrary to human belief, illnesses are in fact good for the body.  Illnesses show signs of  negative disposition within the body. If being truly “switched-on”, we  would be thankful that our body is sending us a message  because if we  act accordingly, we can  remedy many illnesses ourselves.

MM-Avatar       What, you mean one doesn´t need to swallow any chemicals and things?  Humans love their pills, medicines and whatever.  They´d feel lost without them. Obviously, if one has a major illness such methods of combating disease will be necessary, but if observing the little messages our body emits by taking ones health seriously , one could stamp out many illnesses before the “warning signs of the body” become more intense.

SW-Avatar       Some illnesses remain silent and one may not be aware of them but a trained, positive thinking  “mental mind” can also help eliminate many tragic illnesses. One doesn´t necessarily have to wait until an illness turns nasty.

MM-Avatar       What do you think are contributing factors towards human illness Sir W.?

SW-Avatar       Well a remedy for illness would be to go  “consciously” through life.

MM-Avatar       Come on;  what do you mean when you say “go consciously through life”?

SW-Avatar       Well, the humans should attempt to go through life as we cats do. You know, intuitively. If they hadn´t lost their intuition then they wouldn´t have so many problems in life.

For example,  humans should eat better products (and with proper eating habits), drink enough fluids, avoid any sort of drug as much as possible (cigarettes, alcohol, etc.),  acquire proper sleeping habits, adopt a general positive frame of mind,  move around on their own two feet more often and take more  time-out for themselves (without modern gadgetry glued to their ears).

MM-Avatar       For the majority of “modern” humans, such notions will appear very boring.  Most like to consume as  cheap as possible and require their drugs and superficial entertainment to get through the day.  Any thoughts about spending time with “oneself” will be quickly banished from the mind for  fear of discovering too many truths or because of plain old boredom.

SW-Avatar       How can one be bored with oneself?  Something is obviously missing in life if you can´t take your own presence.

Anyway, I feel a hole appearing in my stomach and I would like to fill it.  Are you going to join me for “elevenses” Mr. Midnight?

MM-Avatar       How´d you know it´s eleven?

SW-Avatar       My tummy is rumbling and the sun is not at its highest.  Come on, lets get some food before we become ill.    🙂

 

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The important things of life

DSCN0664       Daddy, what are the most important things in life for humans?

DSCN0658       I think I know the answer to that question Sir Winston but I will listen to daddy´s answers first.

author-Avatar       I would expect that humans wish to be loved,  healthy and are able  to live in  peace.  I suspect that these characteristics  would be at the top of most peoples list of important things in life.

MM-Avatar       And what about the human races obsessions for money?

SW-Avatar        Sorry to butt in Mr.  Midnight, but that can´t be right what you said daddy.  Maybe you meant that humans “like to think”  that love,  health and peace  are the most important things in life.

author-Avatar       I´m not following you Sir Winston and as for you Mr. Midnight,  I seem to have forgotten about the obsession for money.

Many people seem to lack money and therefore, money will obviously be quite high on their list of “important things in life”.

SW-Avatar       If  humans believe that “love”  and “peace” are important things in life then why do they not display their  “love” and “peace” more often?  I also find it strange that you believe “health” to be at the top of the list of human preferences of importance.

Humans don´t really look after themselves do they.  How can a human being  say that “health” is important when “the individual” seems to not treat themselves properly?  You humans are quite puzzling.

author-Avatar       Well as you are both already aware,  we humans  seem to say and believe in things but confusingly, often act quite the opposite.

MM-Avatar       Which is hardly purrrfect.

SW-Avatar       Humans shouldn´t try to be perfect because “beings” do not have to be perfect.  If they were, they wouldn´t learn anything.  It just seems so strange that human emphasis is placed on “love” and “health” and at the same time, these areas are either taken for granted or often  neglected.

MM-Avatar       Purrrhaps humans do not feel connected to their “health” and that`s why they believe  their “health problems” simply come out of the blue and that they cannot do anything about it.  It would then be logical to hope for “luck” in health matters.

author-Avatar       A little bit like destiny?

MM-Avatar       Well it would explain human behaviour.

SW-Avatar       And “true love” is obviously  difficult for you humans to find because  humans are often afraid to show ” true love”,  in which case,   they will most likely be unable to  receive true  love in return.  Positive attracts positive as does the reverse.  It´s quite easy to show emotion and love to ones trusted inner-circle (family and friends etc.) but that kind of love, although at least a starting point and most important,  is not really “true love” or empathy for a better world.

MM-Avatar       So by believing that one is a “loving person” and at the same time, lovingly ignoring ones environment,  ones “love”  only remains  on a certain level.

author-Avatar       I suppose the same could be said for “respect”.  Most of us would admit that we go “respectfully” through life  but that “respect” often tends to only go as far as towards the  people we know. The majority would obviously, never admit what I´ve  just said,  but just because we are afraid to look at the truth doesn´t necessarily mean that what I say is wrong.

SW-Avatar       Give an example daddy.

author-Avatar       Does anybody really care from which country our “cheap” garments may come?  Are we really, really  bothered about our environment?  Most of us in the modern world  drive big, flashy cars, find it acceptable (and virtually a birth right) to  fly around the world on holiday as often as we do. There seems to be a craze for purchasing cheap (non-quality) food items and the modern  human race doesn´t particularly seem too concerned about  desecrating the planets surface with our thirst for new energy sources.  Do we believe that our modern societies are  functioning  properly if  casting our eyes upon the horrid amounts of debt we ALL seem to rake up?

If we were truly “respectful” we would at least attempt to soften the above mentioned problems.  As long as the “individual” continues  believing that somebody else, other than themselves,  is going to take care of things,  then a “better, respectful” world will be far away.

MM-Avatar       But it gives you all the possibility to learn and do something about your lifestyles.

author-Avatar       Which is the positive side to our negative lifestyles.  There is always hope.

By the way, what´s important for you cats?

SW-Avatar       I enjoy  clean air and water and I love  to run freely around the garden.

MM-Avatar       And I would place “food” at the top of my important preference list. Earths vibrations and the fantastic sense of “being” and living in the moment are also important for me.  I don´t need to worry about my health because as long as I attain a stable, pawsitive mind,  health issues will not occur.

SW-Avatar       Apart from if you get ran over by a large bus Mr Midnight.  You´ll become quite ill.

author-Avatar       You lads are quite cheerful.

MM-Avatar       If I get struck down, then that is how it is supposed to be.  My soul can then return and I´ll be an experience wiser.  🙂

author-Avatar       Life is a place to learn. It is up to us what we decide to learn from our lives.

Come on, I´ll give you both a bowl of (cat) milk for your troubles. That always helps to soothe the soul.

Life is to be enjoyed, so start enjoying!!!!!

 

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Cre8! It´s YOUR life!

DSCN0665       Didn´t you know daddy?   One creates ones own life.   That´s fantastic isn´t it.

author-Avatar       Well actually, I am aware of the fact, although as with  most “modern” human beings, I have been brought up to believe quite the opposite.  Human beings often believe that somebody else is  responsible for their present living situations – especially when things appear  bleak.

In my opinion, human beings tend to possess a  rather negative attitude to life. When things appear to be going rather badly, modern humans often tend to fall into their “victimhood mode”, adopting the attitude that the “bad”  world is somehow out to get them.

Sir Winston 1       But if one didn´t have to struggle  occasionally then one wouldn’t learn very much in life.  Humans are rather convenient beings and often wish to avoid change, particularly when their lives are on the up and up.

MM-Avatar       You can´t all be cats can you!

Most of us cats  lead  very comfortable lifestyles but only because we understand the importance of living in the moment and of creating pleasurable experiences.

author-Avatar       To tell you the truth Mr. Midnight, I am  glad that the planet is not just reserved for you cats. Although at the time sometimes difficult to understand, occasionally having to struggle through life is a challenge and often strengthens the character of a person.

SW-Avatar       Perhaps we cats don´t need our characters strengthened.  We take life with ease because,  if being frank, that´s simply what we expect from life.

Life is to be enjoyed and to have fun and if there is something to learn, then that can  be fun also.

MM-Avatar       I believe that we cats have a slight advantage over human beings.  We only have small heads with little brains so we have to   rely on our instinct most of the time.  Human beings think too much and often avoid their natural instincts.  They seem to be switched off to their true self and would sooner do what others expect of them.

SW-Avatar       You can talk for yourself Mr. Midnight about having a small brain. My brain maybe small but I use it to its full capacity.

author-Avatar       I think I know what you mean Mr. Midnight.

SW-Avatar       I just wanted to put Mr. Midnight straight on that fact.

author-Avatar       It appears difficult for humans to accept that the lives  they are living at the moment are how they are  because of  past experiences and the actions and decisions  taken from those experiences.   Obviously, some are born into this world with a disadvantage and although their lives are possibly  a lot harder,  they still have many  possibilities to grow in character and to enjoy life.

SW-Avatar       I think you´re talking about self-responsibility and the power of ones thoughts.

author-Avatar       Correct.  We human beings do underestimate the power of our own  thoughts.

MM-Avatar       It´s not surprising really when you all seem to think so negatively.   Our thoughts spark action and from action we create results.  It´s totally up to the individual as to what kind of thoughts they wish to believe.  I often think about lapping up lots of creamy cat milk and what happens – daddy gives me a bowl everyday.  That´s great isn´t it.  I simply believe that it will happen – and it does!

SW-Avatar       That´s not really a very good example Mr. Midnight but I think the readers get your meaning.  Simply expect the best and it will happen.  It really does work!

Create your world as you wish it to be.  It´s up to you how you go about it.

MM-Avatar       Cre8ing is fun.  Just try it.  You´ve  got nothing to lose.

 

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