The Spiritual Practice of Cats
“I just completed another 30 sessions of sitting perfectly still, being very quiet.”
Not in an audible voice – just a fully-formed thought, entering my brain as the cat stared directly into my sleepy eyes.
Questions for Theological Reflection:
1. Is it possible that “sitting perfectly still, being very quiet” was part of Kato’s “hunter training” when he was a kitten?
2. Could this be Kato’s daily spiritual practice? Eckhart Tolle once said, “I have lived with several Zen masters, all of them cats.”
3. Why would Kato do this in multiples of 30? Does the number 30 hold some significance in ancient Egyptian and/or Coptic spirituality? (30 was Jesus’ age when he began his ministry of healing and teaching...)
4. Is it possible the author of this blog has lost his mind, or perhaps had a little too much of the narcotic cough syrup the doctor prescribed for the nasty cold he has been fighting?
5. Do cats view it as part of their mission on earth to make their staff-humans believe that they are losing their minds?
Discuss . . .