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It was raining cats and dogs and Mr. Midnight and Sir Winston were sitting in the bay window of the warm, comfortable living room, both staring at the rain drops trickling down the window pane. There was not a great deal to do.
What made you bring that subject up? I was admiring the way that wet stuff manages to slide down the window pane. There doesn´t seem to be any real purpose to it´s actions. It just goes wherever it wants to – usually downwards. 😉
Purrrhaps there isn´t any purrrpose to life.
You may be correct but I´m not sure. If there is a purpose to life then we should possibly not be sitting staring at the rain. Maybe we should try and find satisfaction in life and that´s our purpose.
I mean, just look at the humans. They are called “human beings” but they don´t exactly “be”, do they. They either live in the past or the future. Their title doesn´t really give them credit does it.
Lots of humans seem to have difficulty getting into a state of “being happy”. They often require interfurrrence with which to reach a superficial state of happiness.
Ah yes, but how often do I purrrty? I do not place too much emphasis on purrrtying in case I manipulate myself into believing I´m having a good time. It´s a lot of fun but when taken too extremes, it can interfere with ones judgement as to what is real fun and what is not. I call it interfurrrence.
And besides, I hate wearing those little bells around my neck just to try and prove that I´m in the in-crowd.
Well, not always to be happy. We must also experience difficult situations, such as not being fed for a couple of hours, otherwise we wouldn´t learn much in life and go on to develop. Life is always moving and in a state of change and development.
They don´t seem to get their “purrr” from the word purrrpose right, but at least they have mastered the ending of the word.
Modern humans seem to love to “pose” in life. They appear to assume a particular character in the hope of impressing others.
As for me, I also have problems discovering my purrrpose. There doesn´t seem to be enough time to learn all the lessons of life.
I suppose the purpose to life, if there is a purpose to life, will be different for everyone.
Look Mr. Midnight, it´s starting to brighten up a little. We can go out now and play in life’s kingdom. What real fun!
Playing gives life a purpose so lets get out there!
(C) Copyright mags 2014
I wanted to clamber into it and must have caught myself on the sides of the box. Did you see the flip it made? Great wasn´t it. It flew into the air and landed beautifully on top of us both. Now we´re trapped inside this cosy box.
I love boxes! They´re one of the better things in life which the humans have invented.
Oh never mind. I guess it´s all rather exciting. Have you switched your “night lights” on?
You bet! You can´t beat the old night modus eyes. I love this box Sir Winston. There´s just enough room for the both of us if you budge over a little. It´s nice to feel cardboard pressed against my back.
10 minutes passed by.
If we both lean onto the side of the box we may be able to roll it over.
After having wrestled with the box for a long time they both managed to relieve themselves of its burden.
They both sat next to one another and eyed the human legs.
I´m going to go over and curl up next to him. His body heat is great for my bones. Humans are purrrfect heat generators.
Don´t pad your claws in too deep will you. You know that humans aren´t too fond of it, although I can´t figure out why. I love spreading my paws and digging deep.
We live a very comfortable life don´t we Sir Winston.
(C) Copyright mags 2014
It was a very hot day, one of the hottest, and Mr Midnight and Sir Winston were lying in a small hole in the hedge, trying to get some shade. Although they were both rather sleepy, they passed time by having a small conversation with one another.
Can I ask you something SIr Winston?
Of course Mr Midnight.
What´s on your mind?
Actually, there isn´t much on my mind because I only have a small brain inside my small head Sir Winston, but I would like to know if you are happy with yourself. I mean, really content with your “lot-in-life”.
Why shouldn´t I be? Do I give the impression of being troubled in some way?
No, not at all; and I dont want you to take offence, but I was just wondering because I think that you have a funny, perculiar body form and was curious to know if you are satisfied with your appearance?
That´s a bit of a cheeky question you little rascal. What´s wrong with the shape of my body? I´m aware that I am not as sleek and good-looking as yourself Mr Midnight, but I am just as flexible and as fast when the need be.
I´m sorry Sir WInston. I didn´t want to offend. It´s just that you have a totally different appearance to myself and I didn´t want you suffering in any way.
Well, I am unable to keep my weight and at the same time, sling food down my throat at the rate you tend to do everyday, but I am totally satisfied with my life thank you very much.
I believe that I am perfect. What you see, is me; Sir WInston. The cat with a slight pouch and the occasional swagger to his walk.
I think you have more of a tendency to trot than walk Sir Winston, but I also find you purrfect.
Are we using those “silly” fashionable words again Mr Midnight? Thanks for the compliment though.
Just as yourself SIr Winston, I like to be who I am, and I find the use of trendy words really fitting to my cool character . 🙂
We do have comfortable lives don´t we Sir Winston. I believe that I am also purrfect and that I have everything I need for a happy life.
Yes; we have daddy who likes to feed and love us. We have plenty of clean air to breath. We are healthy and can wander wherever we wish . . . .
…..apart from if we happen to wander two-doors down. That new cat doesn´t like us enetering it´s territory. It´s a bit of an odd bod – probably foreign; I´m not quite sure. It doesn´t like speaking to strangers. I suppose when we get to know it better then we´ll be alright. Purrhaps I should take it some fish from one of our bowls as a house-warming present?
That could be a good solution. We just have to believe that he, or she, is a friendly cat and that they are only nervous because of having moved kingdoms. The cats behaviour has nothing to do with us.
……we also have nice drinking water Sir Winston. I love that stuff, especially on a hot day. It´s not as nice as your Greek yogurt or the milk that I have for breakfast, but it´s still delicious stuff. I even lapped some of it up out of the rain barrel at the back of the house the other day. That water is especially delicious. I believe that it´s got added ingredients.
You can bet that it´s got added ingredients Mr Midnight. When the humans have had their hands on it, it usually has catastrophic results. I´d keep away from that barrel if I were you. You know how “dicky” your stomach sometimes is.
I know that I´m safe drinking that water because I simply believe that I´m going to reach a ripe, old age.
Well that´s good. Your logic and intuition is right on key. Positive thoughts attract positive situations.
That is one of the main problems with the human race. They live their lives too negatively.
How´d you mean SIr WInston. Daddy´s sometimes in a bit of a mood but I wouldn´t go as far as to say that he was a negative person.
Well as we are both aware, daddy is not quite normal is he. 🙂
He tends to take a different path in life than most of his fellow human beings. He takes his time to find his own truth to many of lifes problems and now that he´s slowly grasping what the universe has to offer, he´s cast aside most of his negative, human thinking and become a much more balanced, happier human.
It must have been hard going for him. From my observations, humans don´t usually seem to get it, do they?
I think that most of them just need more time. They are too preoccupied with their modern gadgetry and their fears of the unknown. There will come a time when some of them will “see the light” and then act as we animals do; with respect for one another and living in real peace.
Mr Midnight – don´t even mention it. I know that the word “peace” is similar to the word “peas”. We had all that in the last blog.
I was only smirking about your last comment. I wasn´t going to say anything. 😉
Humans are way too negative. They often believe that they are either the wrong shape, have not enough of those paper things with numbers on them, have some strange illness or are simply the victim of their surroundings.
What we believe – wil be!
It´s a shame they can´t change their programming into a more productive, positive mode.
I like Depeche Mode; as does daddy! 🙂
We´re not discussing the topic of music Mr Midnight!
I can´t understand that when something good is happening to somebody, other human beings will then often tell that person to be careful or to watch out, just in case something happens. If one goes through life harbouring such a philosophy, something negative is bound to happen.
Maybe that´s what humans really want. Deep in their souls, they really want to experience negative situations.
I didn´t think of that. You´re probably right.
Most of them want to be healthy, wealthy or have the ideal partner, but they choose to believe that none of the above is possible without having to put a lot of effort or suffering into it. Adult human beings tend to lose their inner-child and their ability to go “playfully” through life. Instead, they would seem to sooner brood serious thoughts and put themselves under enourmous amounts of pressure. It´s sad isn´t it.
What we believe, simply happens!. 🙂
From what I´ve noticed about human beings, when human souls come into this world, the majority obviously need to experience suffering as their prime goal in life. That´s not a bad thing because out of suffering a soul can learn and develop.
Just imagine being happy all the time. It would be like constantly living on cat food-sticks (drugs). We´d always be on a high. There would be no real incentive to develop our spirit if everything was always hunky dory, Just look what happened to Cheshire Cat. He couldn´t stop smiling and he looked a fool.
The problem for humans seems to be that the majority will always take the so-called “easy” path in life which undoubtedly, often leads to eventual pain and illness.
Although most humans seem to accept and embrace illness with ease, believing it to be a normal part of life, in actual fact, as you already know because of being a cat Mr MIdnight, things are exactly the opposite way around. Unless the soul has opted to experience pain and illness, the normal human condition is actually to be healthy and satisfied.
If a human continually, conveniently avoids tackling the necessary major lessons on their path in life, then the inevitable outcome can only be illness. All major lessons in life are challenging and will not be easy to master, however, conveniently giving-up and looking the other way, will not necessarily help a soul attain its goal in life.
Domesticated animals will always take energy off their humans. The majority of wild animals also live in a “human-world” and if they are susceptible to bad energy or sensitive in some way, they too, will also pick-up human energies. They will then suffer and become ill but then again, their soul chose to experience life in such a way.
What you just said is quite clear to us animals but must be difficult for the majority of readers to understand. We´d better leave this topic as quickly as possible.
I saw some pictures in those “reading things” daddy takes to his “fur-trimming” place.
You mean those magazines he takes to his hair-salon.
Yes, his hair salon.
On the front cover it´s always the same. A thin, good-looking lady, with the same “big-looking” lady in a smaller picture on the left-hand side and a headline stating” I lost 30 kilos in 6 weeks” (or words to that effect). 😉
What´s the continual obsession with body size?
Shouldn´t humans believe that they are the right size and concentrate on thinking positively?
If they believed that they were purrfect, they would discover their inner beauty and “weight issues” would not be a problem anymore.
It´s the same with all topics of life. Thinking positively attracts a positive outcome. We cats and other animals already have the knowledge but humans seem to always be out on a limb as regards positively believing in themselves.
I´m proud of you Mr Midnight. Your wisdom is growing.
I suppose the main problem for humans is simply their lack of belief. They would sooner believe in what has been dictated by others instead of going for it, and searching for their own truth and being happy.
Well, there´s not a lot that we can do for them is there.
Not really. In a way, they are poor creatures. They believe that they are the masters of the planet but they are so far off from discovering the real key to life.
We wish you all the best of luck on your ventures and hope that some of you out there will attempt to gain a positive frame of mind towards creating yourselves a much happier life.
Do what we do; the animals. When left to our own devices, we smile, enjoy, and smile.
We know, apart from the Cheshire Cat variety, it is often difficult for humans to detect animal smiles – but when left in our environments – we do! 🙂
What you believe, will be!
Try it. If your “programming” has made you somewhat scepticle, take small steps at a time. You all have the time if you use it! 🙂
copyright (C) mags 2013
Today is the 1st of May – a public bank holiday in Germany, which although being related to the celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis with pagan origins, had first been made a German public bank holiday in 1933 by the Third Reich.
A national bank holiday postcard from 1934. (From my philatelic collection).
This now allows me a little extra time to write another short piece on my blog. The motto of the day by the German Trade Unions on this “Tag der Arbeit” is the worthy causes relating to the “Euro crisis” and solidarity.
I don´t understand the fascination for wanting to collect brown pieces of hard paper with disturbing pictures upon them. The gentlemen on the postcard don´t even seem to be having a good time. Their faces are as long as a wet weekend. Just look at all the happiness and joy on their faces. I thought you said it was a public holiday?
The postcard is from a different period of time Mr Midnight. In those days there was not much fun and games, although by the expressions on their faces, the postcard could also have been taken from today (but obviously without the ominous flags of the past flying in the background).
Mr Midnight unexpectedly felt an itch on his back and with his legs spread-eagled, he quickly started licking the irritating area with which to relieve himself. At the same time, Sir Winston crawled out from underneath the security of the sofa and noticing Mr Midnights intensive “care-program”, he too, plopped down infront of me and started washing himself behind his ears and over his head with his paw.
That sounds quite reasonable Sir Winston and I must admit, unlike us humans, you cats do tend to take care of yourselves properly. You keep yourselves clean. You eat only what you need to eat (occasionally Mr Midnight does over-indulge a little although his figure still stays the same, the lucky devil). You take plenty of exercise and most importantly, you sleep enough with which to regenerate your body cells.
We humans are supposedly, the most intelligent creatures upon the planet, but we do seem to have massive problems in getting the basics right.
Basically, I was just talking about the difficulties human beings have of taking care of themselves properly. Even when we have a public holiday, most of us find it difficult to relax. We seem to always be working.
It´s an emotional illness that eats you up from within because of prolonged stress situations, nervousness and tiredness being just a couple characteristics being related to this illness. Put simply, one is overwhelmed by lifes persuasions that one literally “burns-up” .
“Music” is the word you use for making a (pleasant or not so pleasant) noise with strange looking objects. Although I am a bit of a fan of daddies artist, Ryuichi Sakamoto, I know of another artist by the name of “The Three Degrees”. (whatever that should mean) 🙂
In 1975. they wrote a piece of music called “Take good care of yourself”. If humans like music so much, why do they not digest the wisdom of some of the lyrics they like?
Chill out and try to be as cool as us cats.
The factor “Work” is displayed on the left hand side and has a factor of 100%.
The factors “Force ” and “Distance” are displayed on the righthand side and together, equal 100%. The equation must remain balanced.
We could define the “work” factor as being the total amount of pay we receive for our labours.
“”Force” is the amount of effort we put into our labours and “Distance” could be the length of time we work attending to our labours.
Thus: To receive our 100% wage we have to put in a certain amount of effort and time. (A 100% wage could be the figure we agreed on when having attained employment.)
If the “work” factor is increased (because of demands for more money) then would it not be logical to assume that either the “time” factor, or the effort we put in, must also be increased with which to maintain an even status-quo?
But at least to a certain degree, it would explain why so many humans have now contracted this burnout syndrome. Many place their dissatisfactions and burnout problems solely on the workplace and avoid the possibility that spare time and family matters are ALSO a contributing factor towards contracting burnout.
If we want more money from our employers, then as the example above may illustrate, we may have to put more effort into our labours which at some future point, may result in an overload of bodily functions and burnout.
Because our societies are based on creating money, our labouring must also be financed by somebody, somewhere. Nothing is for free in the societies we have created but perhaps we should try and not place so much importance upon always wanting more money. If being honest, it doesn´t seem to make us really happy does it.
“The visitors” have now gone back to where they originally came from and Sir Winston and myself now have our small kingdom back to normal. Actually, I enjoyed their stay – they were a little loud sometimes and spoke in a strange language, but it was nice to have so many diferrent hands stroking my fur. Sir Winston made sure he steered clear of any confrontations with the guests and would often sneak off into the cellar where we spend most of our nights. However, he did keep me awake most of the time with his constant inquisitive questioning as to our guests activities and their habits. I wish he were as brave as myself and had found out for himself. Still, at least it couldn´t have been that bad for him if he was so interested in their activities.
I´m now sitting on my favourite spot on the porch, tail wrapped around my feet (to keep my paws warm from this years April warmth!) and am taking in the (damp) smells of my wonderful kingdom. A feeling of joy sweeps through my body.
Suddenly, peeking from around the house corner, a familiar face notices Mr Midnight on the porch and with his furry friend in tow, Sir Winston gently saunters over to Mr Midnight with his friend scurrying madly behind, with which to greet him.
Why are you so nervous squirrel?
I´m not nervous Mr Midnight. I´m just happy and full of joy because I´d lost my nuts, but because of help from Sir Winston, I´ve managed to find them again. I love to be out and about in nature and through over-excitement about being joyful about my life, I forgot where I placed my nuts. Now that I´ve found them again, I´m even more joyous!
Mr Midnight thought that not only had he lost his nuts, but also his marbles.
Well I don´t find jogging to be an act of work – it actually relaxes my mind and body. It´s such a great feeling to experience ones “self” in our hectic world and having freedom and being able to appreciate how lucky one is to be able to do what one so wishes, satisfies and spreads joy through my soul.
I believe you do, but we humans like to make a meal out of things. We often find it difficult to be satisfied and the pleasure of experiencing joy seems to be something many prefer to keep locked up.We all seem to love victimhood and will often bathe in the convenience of believing we are victim to life´s persuasions. It is the little things in life that can give a lot of satisfaction and joy, but these things are often conveniently cast aside for more superficial activities and adventures.
I am most thankful that I am able to live with daddy and Mr Midnight. I am quite satisfied with the food he puts in our bowl and I look forward to him coming home at the end of the day so that he can stroke me nicely. It is indeed the little things which can give so much joy. Obviously, larger things can also spread a lot of joy- but only if one really appreciates what has come ones way.
Because daddy has his own small business (with which to keep Mr Midnight and myself happy) , he works quite a lot and is unable to take much holiday, but he told me that this situation has arisen because of the choices he had made in life. He is satisfied with the outcome of things but because of his lack of holiday, he ocassionally likes to visit stamp auctions (online) in which to indulge in a little fun.
Well the other day daddy managed to win on one of his bids and you should have seen the expression on his face after he had been notified. He was over the moon. He really looked forward to receiving his items and simply emitted rays of satisfaction and joy. He was as excited as a child at christmas time.
It´s nice to feel like a child sometimes. All this serious stuff really gets on my nerves sometimes. That´s why I choose to live in abundance, have fun every now and again and try to live a joyful life. When you´re happy, you´re satisfied.
But if humans were always satisfied with life, no matter what the circumstances (disasters, inefficiency, etc.), then the state of being satisfied is surely a negative one? Afterall, the human races yearnings for improvement, advancement and discovery would be quashed if always being satisfied. There would be no reason to change anything.
Most seem to be obsessed about not having enough of those little pieces of paper with numbers printed upon them. It consumes most of their energies.
In my opinion, the human races obsessions for making money have inadvertently, taken away a lot of joy from our existence. There are those who enjoy their money but most are trapped within the mechanics of trying to discover happiness and joy through making enough money. The end result is usually dissatisfaction.
For example, in Germany, it is the “sign-of-the-times” to go on strike because of having noticed that one has less “Net Wage” in ones pocket as in previous times. While this is usually quite rightly the case, and I must stress that one must be able to live off ones wage, most people tend to avoid looking at reality and will constantly, bitterly target their dissatisfactions and frustrations towards their employer. There are no doubt, “bad employers”, but the majority of employers (in Germany) will try to operate as fairly as possible within the parameters set by the government.
What appears to be amazing is the fact that German tax revenue levels break new records continuously, year after year, and the general-public constantly complain that they do not have enough money. At the same time, the German Government sits quietly on the sidelines and rubs its hands together at the thought of more money flowing into its coffers when another strike has ended.
Precisely, which sadly shows how greedy the (German)government really is. In its defence for high and assorted taxation measures, the government will often bring up issues of trying to alleviate debt levels with which to “mask” its strategy, but incompetent government spending and burocratic bungling portray a diferrent picture – that of raking in record tax revenues, continuing to spend money like water and at the same time, to continue taking on more debt.
Will you all ever be satisfied? Why can´t you all try and accept that a society needs stability and that those unlucky enough to be out of work also wish to have a workplace? Are moderate wage increases to much to ask for? I have heard that it is quite popular in Germany to want upto 10 or 20% more money with even a job guarentee. It´s no wonder that most of you are dissatisfied and not enjoying your lives. Your systems and ways of living are quite ill. Surely everybody should have a chance to get on in life, not just the privilged or selected masses.
Bye for now.