Peeking at Roxy Cat during our morning meditation is living, breathing, in our face proof of the INSTANT power of meditation. (I took about 8 pictures this morning, but they don’t due the situation any justice as she just looks like a blob of fur…)
We aim to do our sitting session at about 7:30am and it’s amazing how Roxy starts to talk to us (a lot!) right around then. She is absolutely ready and heads right off to the room we meditate in. The SECOND we hit play on the tablet, she is in her zone. When Oprah stops talking and Deepak begins, she starts to wag her tail a few times and then goes way deeper into the zone, usually ending up in savasana for the duration of the time.
When the 20 minutes comes to an end, she remains calm and begins to give herself a little bath. Spirit and body clean, she heads out to the patio for her morning dose of sunshine and exercise. It’s truly amazing to witness and is more affirmation of how important it is for all of us to take time out of busy days to at least try to block out all the chatter in our heads. Taking the time to be present helps us to better learn to appreciate and be grateful for the here and now, for in reality, that is all we have.
Thank you, Roxburry, for helping us to learn more about ourselves, but also for helping us even better understand how much the humans and the animals have in common. We all seek the very same things……