How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise of good will. -Albert Einstein Chey says: I believe this island is populated only by cats. Ichiro: But then who feeds them stinky goodness?
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.
We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.– HH the Dalai Lama Chey says: He is saying that you might want to try to get along with me and stop being so bossy. Ichiro: But I love you. That’s why I always want to sit on your head so [...]
“Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others.” ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe Chey says: This is why I am so gentle on myself, so that if I work hard I will even be gentle with you. Ichiro: Man, you still have [...]
“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself,” Lao Tzu Chey says: I understand this is true. I keep hoping it will work with other things like you. That is why I never fight you when you sit on my head. Ichiro: But I thought you liked it. Chey: Why would I [...]
“When you are the master of your mind…you live in the land of the Buddhas.” ~ Bodhidharma Chey says: I strive for this but I know I am not there. Ichiro: How will you know when you are? Chey says: You won’t be troubling me.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ~ Joseph Campbell Chey says: In other words, my bed is my sacred space. That means only I can use it. Ichiro: So is mine. Chey: You don’t have a bed. You’re always sleeping in mine. Ichiro: Then it’s doubly sacred, right? [...]
” Each time we let go of something. We experience another level of freedom.” ~ Traleg Kyobgon Rinpoche Chey says: This means that when I let go of the string or the feather toy, then I am free to grab it again. Ichiro: Or you can grab something else, like your head. Chey: And you [...]
“Doing as others told me, I was blind.Coming when others called me, I was lost.Then I left everyone, including myself.Then I found everyone, including myself.” －Rumi Chey says: This is why cats do not come when they are called and do exactly as we please. Ichiro: But I am not sure how to leave myself. [...]
It is a man’s own mind,not his enemy or foe, thatlures him to evil ways. ~ The Buddha ~ Chey says: “Fortunately I am a girl. And a cat so I am not lured to evil ways.” Ichiro: “I’m a cat too!” Chey says, “And it is easy to question whether you have a mind.”
“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.” ~ Vincent van Gogh Chey says: And now you know that cats are instinctively smarter than humans. After all, we always look at things for long periods of time. Ichiro: I knew it! I am smarter [...]
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland Chey says: This is why I will always be the better than you. I am the best me ever. Ichiro: But what if I’m the best me ever? Chey: Being me is still better than being you. [...]
“In the sunlight of awareness, everything becomes sacred” Thich Nhat Hanh Chey says: This is why I am always lying in the sunshine. Ichiro: I love sun too. I had no idea why. Chey: It may take more sunshine for some than others.
“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” — Native Indian saying Chey: It is really much easier to aim the paw and besides, lightning does more damage when it hits. Ichiro: I am not sure how to get either of those. Chey: I’ll let you know [...]
“First you believe, and then you see the Light.Next you go towards the Light.Soon you are IN the Light.Now you ARE the Light.” ~ Robert Holden Chey says: This is why I shine so brightly. I have spent so much time in the light that now I AM the light. Ichiro: Man, I have to [...]
“Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.” ~ Chanakya Chey says: This can take time for those who are not already divine, which means you will have to work at all these things daily. Ichiro: How [...]
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Chey says: This means that you can see something new in every situation, no matter how common. Ichiro: Thank heavens. I was worried I’d need an operation.
“Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us.” ~ Pema Chödrön Chey: This is why I put up with you. Ichiro: I can see that. I am quite an inspiration. Chey: I believe it is gloriousness that inspires us. And clearly I am glorious.
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Chey says: I never miss an opportunity to participate either. Ichiro: I’m up at 3 AM participating! Chey: Sometimes sleep is a blessing Chey and Ichiro: May you have many blessings to participate in for 2013
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving Chey: I am really hoping for a nice fire tonight Ichiro: I am a little worried about heart burn if we have that flame of charity in our hearts. Chey: But I [...]