Today I was playing with Charlie, my kitten, and I couldn’t help laughing at how small his brains are. He’s REALLY stupid! I was wiggling a string around for 10 minutes, and he would just keep on grabbing for it and biting it, non-stop. Why does he want the wiggling string??
My wife will take a piece of paper and throw it, and he’ll chase it and bat it around and bite it as if it’s ALIVE like a little mouse. Really, Charlie?
The truth is that Charlie is a typical animal, living the typical REACTIVE life.
He is programmed for survival- to hunt mice and birds, to kill and eat flies against the back sliding door, and to chase anything that wiggles and makes noises.
What do we have in common with Charlie?
Well, we live in an animal body. We look like a cross between apes and dolphins. We do need to survive- we need warmth, food and water, and we are driven to propagate the species. Very driven. 🙂
But is that who we Really Are?
Us humans, Human Divine Beings, live sub-human lives that look a lot like Charlie’s. And this is sad. This is the error of the ego.
We see a fast food place or some Coca Cola and what do we do? We stop and eat or drink.
We see our spouse not giving us attention and what do we do? We react with anger and shut down our hearts to love.
We see some pointless video on youtube about a cop chase that ends with a screaming wife, 2 guys in wife-beaters and a drunk dog. What do we do? We watch the whole thing twice and share it on Facebook.
Because we live a reactive, animalistic, sub-human life.
All you really need to survive is a little food and water. Some clothes to keep warm. A tent to keep out the rain.
But we go NUTS drinking Starbucks, trying to make money to pay for cars, houses, iphones and cable TV. Why?
It’s not that these things are bad. It’s that we let them control our lives, and every day we simply wait for death chasing more money, chasing pleasures, chasing the wagging tails and noisy balls- like Charlie does.
Can we change?
By remembering your True Nature. That which is Divine. That which you find by letting go of the ego, letting go of “self”, and coming back into the Now will all of your breath, and your heart, and your force of attention.
We stop reacting to life by breathing, at every moment. Staying alive, in the Now.
When you notice yourself reacting to all that is around you, stop. Stop and breathe and come back to Now. Take it even to the next level and breathe deep devotion to Infinite Universal Love, to God-Love, from your head to your toes, and from your feet back up to your crown.
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