Breathe !

The fresh easterly wind ruffled Sir Winstons fur but he didn´t seem to mind.  He  sat, as still as a statue,  in the middle of the garden with his back turned towards  Mr Midnights vantage point.

Mr Midnight contemplated that Sir Winston was most purrrculiar; most purrrculiar indeed.

He believed that sitting in chilly drafts was bad for your health and that he wouldn´t do a daft thing like that  – not for all the food-sticks on the planet.

Goofy Sir Winston; whatever will he be up to next, he thought.

Because he couldn´t understand Sir Winstons strange behaviour he decided it was time to find out what all this “funny” stuff was all about. He´d observed that  Sir Winston had been faffing about all week with his “silent positions”  and now Mr Midnights inquisitive nature had finally taken hold.  He was going to get to the bottom of it all.

He stretched, yawned, then jumped down from the porch steps and casually meandered over to where Sir Winston quietly sat.

Not wanting to disturb him, Mr Midnight politely whispered . . . . . .

DSCN0629        Sir Winston,  are you alright?


Nothing happened.


Mr Midnight spoke a little louder.

MM-Avatar       Sir Winston old boy, may I enquire if  everything is all  Ship-shape and Bristol fashion with you?  You seem to be so . . . . . er,   detached from yourself.


There was no motion from Sir Winston.  He sat as still as ever.

MM-Avatar       Are you still alive?   It´s getting a bit nippy in this cold wind.  I don´t think you should be out here;  you´ll get pawwly if you carry on like this.


Not knowing what to do next,  Mr Midnight decided to prod Sir Winston with one of his paws.

DSCN0631       What did you do that for?   I was happily breathing-in life.

MM-Avatar       I was getting worried.  You looked so spaced-out.  I´m not used to that.  You started to frighten me a little.

By the way, what do you mean by you were breathing-in life?

SW-Avatar     I was practicing my breathing technique.  I think humans call it “meditation” or mindfulness  or something.

I don´t know why humans have to “label” everything, because there is really nothing to it.  One just has to “breathe”; concentrating on the air flowing through ones nose and  when it is released through the mouth.

MM-Avatar       I thought we just breathed air and didn´t  have to think  about it.

SW-Avatar       You don´t have to think about it Mr Midnight.  Cats live in the moment anyway and we´re always “breathing-in life” but  I´ve been trying to perfect myself these last couple of weeks.

MM-Avatar       Purrrfect yourself?  Whatever for?  If you ask me, you´ll catch your death sitting in the middle of the garden on a cold windy day such as today.

SW-Avatar       When I concentrate on my breathing I can feel the air flowing through my body and the sweet taste of life.  I am aware of my lungs moving in and out and after a time, I become oblivious to my surroundings. I can only “feel” my body.  I am “in the moment” and nothing can disturb my inner peace – apart from when somebody prods me in my back with their paw.  🙂

MM-Avatar       Sorry for disturbing you Sir Winston. I didn´t mean to.

I don´t know where you get such ideas  from but your “breathing technique” seems to work wonders.  The humans don´t seem to breathe properly at all so you can´t have gotten the idea off them.  Did Mr Dog from next door inform you?

SW-Avatar       Well actually,  although Mr Dog and his owners have recently just got back from a tour  in a region of our planet they call the Himalaya, such notions are ingrained within each and every soul.  Mr Dog just told me how much more “in-touch”  with their souls some of the inhabitants of that area of the world seem to be.  He mentioned  that many of them belong to a club called “puddhism” or something like that.  Some of the stuff they teach seems to be some kind of great  philosophy.

MM-Avatar       “Puddhism”?   I´ve never heard of such a club.  Do they eat puddings dumped in nice milk?

SW-Avatar       I could have sworn that he said “puddhism” but i´ll ask him again when I next see him.

MM-Avatar       Purrrhaps humans don´t like  breathing  properly because they are too frightened of life.  I´ve noticed that they often breathe quite shallow.  They don´t seem to breathe in deep enough.

SW-Avatar       I´ve noticed that too,  which is one of the reasons why I decided to try and master my breathing technqiue.

Life is so wonderful and it gives me great feelings to be able to  “soak it up” into  the depths of my own body.

Although life is often quite scary – I love it.   Without life, where would we be?

MM-Avatar       That´s a bit of an obvious question Sir Winston.   If we didn´t have life,  we´d be dead – but only until the next time around.  🙂

SW-Avatar       Well we won´t go onto that subject  now Mr Midnight.  We don´t want to confuse the poor humans anymore than necessary.  It´s a wonder they read our blog anyway, poor souls.   🙂

MM-Avatar       Paw humans.  Who are you kiddin?   They only think that they are paw.  Just look at all of that  wealth buried deep in their hearts.   It´s a shame they don´t share some of it occasionally.

Here´s a piece of advice from a cat to a human:  – breathe deep more often.  That way, you´ll calm your nerves and stir the wealth lying trapped within your bodies.

SW-Avatar       It´s true humans!  My stress levels have reduced enormously!  🙂

MM-Avatar  SW-Avatar       Your lives can be so fantastic.  You just have to allow it to happen.

B R E A T H E  !  !  !  !

Copyright (C) mags 2014

8 thoughts on “Breathe !

  1. Completely agree lads!! and I need to take your advice…we do get bogged down with the mundane and fail to really be aware of who we are in this ginormous world..cats have much better perceptions of what is impawtant..and that is self ..and once we get that maybe we can all be a bit nicer to each other have a great day lads Fozziemum :0

    • The boys were very happy to have heard from you again. 🙂
      They´re glad you liked their little piece.
      Their belief that taking a deep breath of life helps invigorate essential bodily organs certainly seems to work for me – especially when in the middle of a hard day.
      Thanks once again and the three of us wish you all the best.
      Bye for now.

      • It was lovely to see the lads in my news feed..some have not been getting through idiocy I am sure… I always enjoy what the boys have to chat about 🙂 Great to catch up and hope you three lads have a well rested and deeply brethed in weekend 🙂 Fozziemum

      • It´s the same with us. The two boys have no idea how to set-up WordPress properly and I am absolutely useless at technical things. Everytime I mention something about the WordPress news feed not functioning properly Mr Midnight thinks it´s time for his dinner and keeps walking between my legs.
        Sir Winston recommended we leave things as they are and avoid mentioning the word “feed”. 🙂

  2. It s so easy isnt it – that s all you need to dont even have to do..just allow the puddhism club..I ll go for chocolate 🙂

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