Living in abundance, not scarcity.

MM-Avatar Daddy has just put both Sir Winston and myself out onto the front door step. I can see his machine moving away into the distance –  probably to a place he calls “work”,  where I understand he exchanges his energy for among other things, nice things for Sir Winston and myself to eat.  Although it is still  quite dark and a horrible wetness is falling out of the sky, I am not too perturbed because I know that his “goings-on” are all for a good cause – namely that of caring for Sir Winston and myself. 🙂

I slowly amble  over  to the otherside of the porch, sit, and wrap my tail over my front two paws. Sir Winston has already gone off somewhere – most probably to check if everything in the thing they call a “garden” is all where it should be. He is quite particular.  As for me, I´m more for an easy life.

I can feel a light breeze stroke my fur and the smell of the coming of spring is closer today than it has been for a long time. (I am a cat of the Black Forest and it is not unusual to experience the first traces of Spring at such a late time in the year)  A certain sweetness tainted with the magic of what is to come gently wafts over me and an impatience is felt from within. It was a long winter.

I sit and feel happiness. The air is fresh and alive,  and the light (or lack of it today) has a certain greatness to it. The silence, and the  rustle of the green things in the  spikey things where the birds sometimes sit, with the vastness of  the sky watching over us,  makes me feel good to be alive because all of this is the richness of my kingdom.

What´s that movement under the hedge?!

All of my senses work overtime. My heart starts pounding. My eyes are wide open.  It´s moving towards me. It smells familiar – but what is it?

……Oh no, …it´s only Sir Winston and he´s managed to find another odd-shaped leaf with which to play about with. He´s so easily fascinated by nature.

SW-Avatar Look what I´ve found. Great isn´t it !

MM-Avatar Not bad Sir Winston, I bet that took some catching!

I was just pondering how wonderful our world really is – so much abundance!

SW-Avatar You can say that again. Just look at this lovely, odd shaped thing. I´ll have to examine it from all angles.

We have everything we need for a beautiful life experience. Natures richness, our health, plenty of things to eat, we are able to have nice naps and daddy brings us food sticks ocassionally from that place where they apparently,  love to sell you food.

.MM-Avatar Don´t start that again Sir Winston. We discussed the supermarket thing last time.

SW-Avatar Many humans choose to live their lives in scarcity and have obviously still not understood that negative attracts negative, as does positive attract positive. They do in fact, live in total abundance, although half the time, most of them never seem to discover this fact.

MM-Avatar How´d you mean Sir Winston?

SW-Avatar Well for a start, they tend to be quite  pessimistic and mistrusting. For e.g., they frequently say things such as, I hope the weather´s going to stay nice or You shouldn´t do that or You shouldn´t do this (one may  have too much of a good time!). Surely one should always expect things to go right.

They will then often assume that they are victims to lifes whims, permanently repeating to themselves that they are either poor, ill or unlovable. They seem to love living in scarcity.

MM-Avatar Well I saw abundance as I was sitting on the porch just now. I´m not poor (I have no money), am not ill (I take responsibility for my wellbeing), and I definetly know that I am loved.  Daddy shows me his love as  much as he can and I love to show him my appreciation and love.

SW-Avatar Precisely, Humans tend to make themselves believe that they are worse off than they actually are. They may not feel  and see that they live in abundance but their lives really are abundant. They may not possess the latest material gadgets of their desires but even this would be possible if they simply believed, and lived their lives, as though in abundance. They have the choice, but through past tuition and from their societies expectations, they chiefly  decide to live in scarcity and negativity.

Positive attracts positive. Negative attracts negative.

MM-Avatar None of this is new to me. I´ve even seen some paper things lying around the house with strange inscriptions upon them.

SW-Avatar I think they call them books

MM-Avatar Yes, books. I think I heard daddy say “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne for example   the other day, as he was looking at his book. I believe that daddy even wrote a book  but how he managed to do that I really don´t know. Humans obviously have many books but do they read them at all or even understand the wisdom some have to bare?

SW-Avatar Thats a very good question Mr Midnight and a question that I sometimes, rather doubt.

We´ll have to stop now Mr Midnight and wait until daddy is back with us. He said he would not be posting anything for approximately two weeks now because we are apparently having visitors soon.

MM-Avatar Well I hope they are pleasant and not too loud.

SW-Avatar I´m sure they are. They are from a place they call “England”.

MM-Avatar Well that explains it then. I remember last time…….


Time flies when you´re having fun

author-Avatar  Chapter 5 of my book  Nice Place, Shame About the Human Race is called “Time (and Mobile-Phones). With this in mind, I thought it a good idea to carry on from where I left last time and to observe the topic of time – especially because of having once again, moved the clock forward this weekend  into “daylight saving” summertime. I will however, leave the topic of mobile-phones for another time.

Today, a 1/4 of the year is now behind us with three-quarters remaining until the end of 2013. This very  fact  appears quite unnerving. Where has all my time vanished to?  It seems  virtually  only  yesterday that   I was eating christmas pudding, admiring the lights on the christmas tree (we only had a small tree this year) and listening to “Silent Night” on the HiFi. Has time gone by so quickly because I´m getting older or because as the saying goes, “Time goes by when you´re having fun”?

SW-Avatar Well apparently, you humans seem to also make time go by when you´re not having fun as well

author-Avatar How do you mean Sir Winston?

SW-Avatar Based on my observations, most of you always appear to be totally  stressed up and to be not enjoying your time as you should. You all seem to be rushing around all the time, trying to squash as many activities into your lives  as possible. No wonder time seems to fly by very quickly.

author-Avatar Well that might be true but we all have our responsibilities and have to earn a living with which to exist.

SW-Avatar That is a matter of opinion and depends upon what is your truth. The human race chooses to live  within such parameters and fails to notice other possibilities with which to live.

MM-Avatar Maybe you should all “chill-out” a little more and not take life too seriously – just like Sir Winston and me do daddy. The dark and light cycle which  humans call a day goes by quite slowly when you´re chilled out and relaxed.

author-Avatar Well that may be the case Mr Midnight, but humans still have to go to work with which to earn some money to pay for their lifestyle – like purchasing cat food, paying vets fees and buying toy mice so that pampered cats don´t get bored in the winter evenings. 🙂

SW-Avatar That is only the case because YOU choose to do so. Mr Midnight and myself did not ask that you look after us. You choose to do so yourself. You give us food and love and we give you love in return (sometimes with a few complications included). We would be quite able to look after ourselves if left to our own devices. We possess instinct and  still live  intact with our surroundings

.MM-Avatar Sir Winston`s quite right daddy. If we had to look for food with which to survive, we would find it. I think that at least half of the modern western world would be wiped out within a year if humans had to hunt what they ate. The modern worlds artificial environments and lack of living with nature dictate such a possibility.

However, it is nice when daddy opens a tin for me or gives me a food stick to swallow. Its a lot easier and so much more relaxed.

author-Avatar There is possibly some truth in what you both say but it still doesn´t  solve the problem of  time flying by so quickly.

SW-Avatar One possible explanation for your rapid time slip could be the fact that many of you do not invest in your time wisely. Humans have another saying that Time is money but it is only a foolish person who does not invest their money wisely. If time really was money – wouldn´t it be wise to invest ones time for the future, for e.g., relaxing and slowing down in the present  with which to discover health,  happiness and satisfaction  in later years?

We cats live life “in the moment”. Most of the time, human beings seem to live life exactly the opposite – namely in the past and in the future.

author-Avatar Well its true that many humans do like to plan for future events and reminiscing  is an act of finding solitude in an otherwise, difficult world.

SW-Avatar Possibly so but at the same time, you are unable to experience the present because it is only the moment that really counts.  Life is less stressful and painful  if one goes at the speed of life or  with the flow of life,  and not at the pace of what others dictate.  It´s good to plan (at least for humans) and its nice to live in the past, but one should also attempt to master the art of living life in the moment because in the moment is where life happens.

MM-Avatar Daddy, my tummy´s rumbling!.

author-Avatar OK, we´ll stop for now, when only to feed the lads – there doesn´t appear to be enough time left!

We´ll continue next week with our little discussion. If you have any thoughts upon this weeks topic, please feel free to comment – I´ll write back.

Bye for now. from me and the “lads”

(C) mags 2013

Why write a blog?

author-Avatar A good question I asked myself, especially coming from somebody as myself. I suppose one of the reasons for beginning this blog  was because of  having repeatedly been politely  informed from my inner  circle of friends and family that I should at long last, “get up-to-date” and move on into the 21st century.
It is not that I am against all forms of modernity but that I prefer to go at my own speed in life and will thus,  typically avoid  treading the path of the mainstream.

MM-Avatar I can only agree. If you want to be happy in life then you can only walk your own path.  By the way, My name is Mr Fred Midnight, but my daddy calls me Mr Midnight. When he wants me in at night it saves him having to call out such a long name. It could otherwise get quite ridiculous.

SW-Avatar I don´t know what you´re moaning about, I´m  known by the name of Sir George Francis Winston but daddy just calls me Sir Winston. I´m only ever mentioned with such a long name when appearing on official documents – such as when having to visit the vets (I really love that place).

By the way I also agree about going at your own speed in life but am not so sure about having to get up to date. As a human, one must possibly  move with the times, but not at the expense of ones health or when not having properly thought things through – I do a lot of thinking.

author-Avatar  May I get back to explaining my blog boys?

The other reason for me to write a blog is quite obvious – with which to extract some of the topics and themes from my book entitled “Nice place, shame about the human race” and philosophise a little on the many areas of our modern existence. It would be lovely to receive some feedback from others but for now, I shall have to make do with philosophising with my two furry friends.

SW-Avatar I´m sure Mr Midnight doesn´t mind and I look forward to a few interesting discussions. After all, both of us have a lot of time on our hands!

MM-Avatar Daddy, my tummy´s rumbling. Is it time for a light snack?

author-Avatar OK.  Enough of my brief explanation for blogging. Time to go and look for some food sticks.

In my next blog we´ll examine the issues about “Time” and how we spend our time.

Thank you for your time.