What Cats Can Teach Us About The Art Of Living Well

05/19/2014 08:11 am ET | Updated Aug 05, 2015
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By Rob White

Watching my neighbor's cat, Midge, has taught me much about the art of total living. Midge engages in daily rituals that stop her mind from over-functioning. She creates silent gaps so that she may throw out the craziness that piled up from yesterday. Now, she is free to sharpen her awareness of life around her so that she might enjoy each moment fully.

I consider Midge an everyday, ordinary guru who is passing my way to offer me tips on how to engage in the fine art of living well. Here are five lessons Midge has taught me -- lessons that help me experience a sense of totalness and well-being in all of my daily affairs.

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    Take time to stretch into that inner space where outer events cannot disturb you -- that's where many answers are found.
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    The more you throw yourself into celebrating your energy, the more energy you'll have to accomplish all those things on your slate today.
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    Make it a daily ritual to listen to nature with an intent to learn something new, and that which was lost is found deep inside of you.
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    Life's intent is to give you a real taste of everything that is rich and beautiful. It's up to you to attain these precious moments on your own.
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    Sing gibberish from your heart until your total being feels in rhythm with life.

Rob White is a storyteller, philosopher and the International Bestselling author of And Then I Met Margaret. Rob founded The Ordinary Guru Project, which is awarding $9,000 in cash prizes to encourage others to share their own ordinary guru tales. Visit RobWhiteMedia.com and OrdinaryGurus.com for more information and inspiration.

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