There is nothing that settles me more than Smidget, my male cat. He is a tiger; feisty and courageous, has a Siamese cat meow, and is my sweetheart. He is my purr-furry-meditation blanket that sits on my lap and gives me quiet energy. Beanie, the one under the blanket is sweet with a loud and steady purr; she is the princess and teaches me how to relax.
I sometimes ask myself how creatures so small and soft can be the Prince and Princess of my heart? Look at this picture, and it’s clear…
My kitties hang with me in my office. They nap a lot and look so sweet that I just want to curl up in a ball with them and sleep. For someone like me with an A type personality, being able to nap in the middle of the day is a big deal. I could never have done this when I worked at Warner Bros. The drive for success was on and I had no time for pets.
As a sole-proprietor, I need continual calibration / re-calibration; I have to be the one to harness my own mind. A 10 minute pow-wow with the kitties on my lap gives me a boost in the day. Taking a few breaks and allowing myself to quiet my mind and my heart is just what I need to BE present.
Getting out the office to have a lunch or coffee break with a colleague or friend can be difficult. Pulling myself away from the drone of the computer and creature comforts of the office make going out a daunting task at times. Brain Exercises are good in moderation however, there are the brain-drains like Sudoku-ville, Scrabble, Words with Friends. They can be real blood-suckers.
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