Take care of your cat to take care of you

Touching something soft, like fur, releases stress. Fur is a rubber mat absorbing emotional electricity.

Doing something simple that makes a visible difference creates confidence. Every day you work on projects that may never come to fruition. When you brush a cat, you experience immediate success because the fur looks better.

Brushing a cat is a simple, repetitious activity that’s perfect for meditation.

As with Zen, you need to be alert, because cats have claws. If you don’t focus, they’ll wack you like a Zen master wacks a young monk.