“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 […]
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.
“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 […]
“A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. ” ~ The Buddha Chey says: And this is why I have taken you on to teach you about yourself Ichiro: And this is why I point out your mistakes […]
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Chey says: This is why I rarely fight. And I only kick you so you’ll get off my head and let me breathe. Ichiro: You mean you kick me because you love me?! Chey: And this is how misunderstandings start… As Ichiro […]
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ John Wooden Chey says: I am never concerned about my reputation because I know my character is flawless. It doesn’t matter what others thing. Ichiro: So I […]
It is our very search for perfection outside ourselves that causes our suffering. Buddha Chey says: That is why I do not search for perfection anywhere but in me so that way I don’t suffer. Ichiro: I keep looking for perfection inside me but it’s hard to find. I think I have too much floof. […]
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence… Solomon Ibn Gabriol Chey says: This is why I am a quiet cat. Ichiro: I don’t know why so many places talk about silence. I get lonesome if everyone is too quiet. Chey: And thus you have explained the difficulty of my job.
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ~ Gautama Buddha Chey says: Cats are good at this. We can see in the dark. Ichiro: But I don’t doubt everything. Chey: I guess that’s why you bump into things at night, isn’t it?
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Chey: This is how I get through you sitting on my head. I hope you’ll be gone tomorrow. Ichiro: And this is how […]
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. ~Rumi Chey says: This is why cats so often run around at dawn. We are keeping ourselves awake to hear secrets. Ichiro: And I thought that I’d start at 3 AM. Chey: And that’s why you’re asleep at dawn, isn’t it?
“Remember that Silence is sometimes the Best Answer” The Dalai Lama Chey says: This is why I often do not respond to your questions as there is no answer. Therefore I remain silent. Ichiro: In other words, you won’t know the answer.
“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.” ~ Unknown Chey says: This is much easier for a cat like you who has many mistakes. I get no guidance as I have made none. Ichiro: Feel free to use some of the guidance I have learned from. It can only help.
“It’s more probable that your attitude, rather than your aptitude, will determine your altitude in life.” ~ Dan Fadra Chey says: This means if you want to leap up and catch da bird, it’s not your ability, but your attitude that makes it possible. Ichiro: I love catching da bird. Chey: And you will […]
“If you CAN solve your problem, then what is the NEED of worrying?. If you CANNOT solve it, then what is the USE of worrying.? “ Shantideva Chey says: This is why I never worry, despite having many problems that are unsolvable. Ichiro: I shall have to work on not worrying. I find sitting on […]
“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.” ~ Gary Zukav Chey says: This is why, although I am a wonderful and loving cat, I remain humble. And I don’t get mad when you sit upon my head. I am already forgiving you. Because I am […]
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu Chey says: This is why I do not care what others think. I should hate to be a prisoner. Ichiro: I shall endeavor to escape the prison of my desire to be cute and likable. I think I’ll […]
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. –Thich Nhat Hanh Chey says: This is something I am very aware of. That is why I don’t often offer my presence, it is such a gift. Ichiro: I like offering my presence. I guess I am more generous than you.
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Chey says: This is why I always say I’m the most important, because it’s what’s inside that counts not what happens. Ichiro: I thought he was talking about poops. Because you […]