How to Think Like a Cat - Stephane Garnier 2018
Your Cat Loves Calm
’I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without falling through’
’Leave me be! Silence! Calm! Fresh air!’ We all dream of saying such things sometimes.
We find ourselves constantly caught up in a whirlwind of noise that wears at our nerves: car horns, slamming train doors, mobile ringtones, and beeping notifications for appointments, text messages and emails.
Your cat loves calm, adores it, seeks it. External calm nourishes their inner calm. Why don’t we do the same?
Why not try to take a few moments each day to bathe in absolute calm and silence. Listen only to yourself, your inner voice, your heart beating . . .
Expand your inner peace in this way, cultivate and nourish it each day to find your exterior calm again. Quite simply: live better.
Do as your cat does, and seek a little calm whenever an opportunity presents itself. And if the environment doesn’t lend itself to it, quietly go and find a place to be alone, somewhere only you know. Don’t return until you have assuaged your need for calm, and have topped up your energy reserves.
We can put up with all the noise in the world as long as it is not imposed on us, and as long as it doesn’t fuel stress and encroach upon our inner calm.
Regularly creating your own calm conditions creates the conditions for your wellbeing, and is the best solution for avoiding ulcers.