photos Efi 2018
Watching the cats in Hydra island I remembered the book of French author Stéphane Garnier “How to Live Like Your Cat”
They have no sense of time, so they don’t stress, rather they focus on the moment. As a result their minds are unburdened and they are free to enjoy themselves.
Accept yourself as you are
Cats don’t wonder about what it would be like to be another cat or a different animal, say their ex’s new girlfriend or their friend who’s just got a new job they are envious of. They know these questions are pointless and can be destructive. Instead they are proud of who they are.
Cats always land on their feet, literally. This is because they know that getting their act together will mean they are free to enjoy the important things, like stretching out and lounging.
If you step on a cast’s paw you will know, either from their agonised yowl or a claw in your leg. No one holds this against the cat because they have established their right to space.
Only do what you have chosen to do
Have you ever tried to make a cat go against its will? Exactly, it’s impossible. Channel this next time a friend wants you to go on a night out that you don’t fancy because it’s too expensive, or someone wants you to take on an admin-heavy work job. People will respect you for telling the truth, as they respect the cat.
Never miss an opportunity to relax
Cats are the masters of zen and they don’t wait for a day off or an invitation to a spa.
Free yourself from judgments
Cats don’t subscribe to the social tyranny of worrying about their reputation or whether they were too harsh to a colleague. And it’s paid off. They are excellent managers who don’t need to shout — their presence is enough to intimidate — and don’t expend unnecessary energy to create the impression of being busy.
Choose your own company
Cats don’t pretend to like people who are a burden to them. They know who is essential to their quality of life and will be loyal to them, showing empathy. Otherwise they get their claws out.
Avoid dogs !!!!!