The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. ~Rumi Chey says: This is why I am always awake a dawn. I am listening to the breeze. Ichiro: I go running around the house! Chey: You really ought to slow down and listen. You might learn secrets. Ichiro: Like how […]
Author Archive: Cheysuli
Cheysuli is a Siamese cat who understands the grandeur of her own godliness. While she hates the idea of having Ichiro around, she understands that he is her cross to bear. As a result she is teaching him all she knows about the world. Chey also writes her own blog (mysiamese.com) about the people around her.
Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi Chey says: I am always striving to do this. Ichiro: Yes, I do think much of what you believe about yourself is a myth.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? ~Rumi Chey says: So when the cat carrier is open, you have to jump out immediately. Ichiro: I know. I do that very fast. And when the sliding door is open. Chey: And if only that would close again…
The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.’ ~ Deng Ming-Dao Chey says: And because I live my own life, and know that words are only words, I am a wise cat. I get on the counters even when the humans say no. Ichiro: Umm… I […]
Realize you can be happy this moment for no reason. Arthur D. Saftlass Chey says: This is as good of a reason as any to start randomly playing with toys. Ichiro: Or to sit on your head.
“…a trusted friend is the best relative…” The Buddah Chey says: Because you cannot pick your relatives, it is important to pick trusted friends. Ichiro: And you picked ME! Chey: To say I “picked” you is a generous way of looking at it. Ichiro: That’s okay! I’ll sit on your head anyway. Because I love […]
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ―Rumi Chey says: This is why I let the Woman rub my belly and my back and everything else. I know I must be polished. Ichiro: I love rubs. I had no idea that helped the mirrors around here.
“If light is in your heart, You will find your way home…” ~ Rumi Chey says: This means that you will always find a way home if you have love and light in your heart. Ichiro: If Find Chey Friday is any indication, your heart is pretty dark Chey: Home, in this case is figurative, […]
All things share the same breath — the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. ~Chief Seattle (Ts’ial-la-kum), Suquamish and Duwamish tribes Chey says: This means as distasteful as it is, we may share a spirit and a breath. Ichiro: What’s distasteful about it? I like […]
All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”- Chuck Palahniuk Chey says: This is why if I’m not inspired I sleep. Ichiro: Man, you never get inspired do you?
“I looked in temples, churches and mosques but I found the Divine within my heart” –Rumi Chey says: As always we shouldn’t look outside ourselves for answers. We should know we’re divine Ichiro: I thought it was that you always find something in the last place you look?
Do not try to use what you learn to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are The Dalai Lama Chey says: This is why we are becoming better cats because that is how I am teaching you. Ichiro: That’s good because I’m not sure what a Buddhist is.
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I will feel peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.’” Marianne Williamson Chey says: Basically no matter how you go about it, you get peace and everything falls into place. Ichiro: So was there a lesson there? Chey: Always take a nap […]
“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.” ~The Talmud Chey says: So if it comes between doing what I say or being kind, you can choose, but I recommend going with what I say. Ichiro: But what if what you say to do isn’t kind? Chey says: I always recommend kindness! […]
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. –Hamilton Wright Mabie Chey says: Greetings of the Season to all our friends at Mousebreath! Ichiro: And may everyone get all the fish they want! But not lutefisk because that does not taste every good…
“Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can’t develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle.” ― Daisaku Ikeda Chey says: This is why I just lie there while you sit upon my head. I am developing character Ichiro: I’m glad I could help.
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon Chey says: So this means that you really want your numbers to be higher, not lower Ichiro: I think I have more friends than you. Does that mean I’m older than you and should be teaching? Chey: Wisdom is […]
“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” ~ The Buddha Chey says: Do not envy what I have, because although it is wonderful, it would be better if I had opposable thumbs. Ichiro: So you envy those who have them? Chey: No. […]
“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Chey says: This is why I think very thing is beautiful because I am beautiful within and without. Ichiro: I would think you’d be more likely to find things […]
“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” ~ Jack Kornfield Chey: And you could make me happy by benefiting from these teachings… Ichiro: But you need to teach me something of benefit first. Like how to catch the red dot. Chey: How many times do I have to […]