Cats & Meditation
Cat’s don’t meditate… or are they meditating? Ommm ommm… nom nom nom ? We are heading toward that supposedly contemplative time again – Christmas. But end up rushing around getting presents for those more or less beloved family reunions.
Time to stop and take a good look at our kitty cats – one of my favorite quotes from mindfulness guru Eckhardt Tolle: ‘I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.’ ?
Kitty High Up In The Sky
Inhale… exhale. Always a good idea to not forget about the basics. Here’s Felini the cat – as cats always do, he found the most comfortable place: on a super soft could hovering between floading islands in the sky. A perfect and peaceful place to rest his mind from all the daily business, thinking about toys, food and naps
Felini Cat Meditating
I love those fantastic images of islands floating in the sky. When the clouds or fog gathers in the valley and the hill/mountain tops stick out on top it looks similar – just had that effect this morning. ? But even the most sunny and beautiful day comes to an end eventually – no need for kitties to stop meditating though:
Felini Kept Meditating Till Night Time
Good Night! ??
Felini Cat Color Painting Style
Had some fun playing with Filter Forge Plugin for Photoshop to make an arty version of my kitty cat meditation:
That’s it for today. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below. Hope you enjoyed.
There will always be times when shit happens – those cute cat figurines are not good meditators, super cute and funny nonetheless:
Give me a Hand
If you feel inspired to send a few bucks for a coffee (I’m addicted) that would mean a lot to me. And if it’s a few bucks more it actually helps keeping the show running and getting out those episodes faster. Thank you so much ??
Because creating those Felini videos means tons of work, every help is very much appreciated. Big thanks and hugs go to Peter Colebatch for the initial modeling & grooming of Felini cat. And Oyvind Nostdal for character rigging. Lot’s of pictures of Felini have public domain photos in the background, found on e.g. Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels, uploaded by unbelievably generous and talented photographers. I also used sound fx from freesound.org and footage from Mitch Martinez. Thank you all so much!!!
The rest is done by me, Til (animator & daddy of 3 awesome girls). I hope you enjoy Felini as much as I do and that he makes you feel joyful and motivated. Furthermore I wish for Felini to one day be able to contribute substantially to making this world a better place…
Til & Felini