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Do Cats Meditate?
Kasper and his lamp
When we humans meditate, it is often to relieve stress and find inner calm as an antidote to living through the demands of work and home. Life can be very demanding. But not so much so for a house cat.
To us mere humans, there could not be a life more idyllic than that of a domestic cat living in a home where it is loved and pampered. However, it is in the cat's nature to hunt in order to survive. So, what do they think about when everything is provided for them? When there is a bowl of cat food, regular feeding times, fresh water always available and litter trays cleaned for them, what happens to their sense of survival?
Cats...we know they think as you can almost see their little minds working. But, are they thinking what we think they are thinking?
While watching our cat, Kasper, and his almost territorial approach to one lamp that he uses as his own personal tanning boutique, I wondered, what does he think about while he is putting his face into the lamp and closing his eyes. Is he merely soaking up the warmth or is there more to it than that?
Does he ponder the meaning of his existence? Does he try to free himself of all desire in the Buddhist way? And, where does that sense of ownership over a lamp come from? It is funny how upset he gets when he is disturbed from his deep thought, as if it is really important to him to have those moments of bliss.
What is he thinking?
- Meditating Cat - YouTube
Let's peek in as Kasper has one of his meditation sessions with his magic lamp. We must be very quiet so not to disturb him.... enjoy the meditative relaxing...