Ingrid King knows a great deal about cats. She is a former veterinary hospital manager. She also blogs at the award-winning, long-running site, The Conscious Cat. Her latest book, Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, is a collection of essays based on lessons learned from cats.
King has so many wonderful comments about cats and their people. She believes that cats come into our lives to teach us, and the first thing they teach us is unconditional love. Her observations of cats leads to suggestions about the benefits of stretching, the benefits of meditation. She says there's "A direct correlation between the human's happiness and the cat's."
Over and over, King points out that cats "live in the present". They appreciate every sun puddle. They don't regret the past or worry about the future. These are all lessons she says we could absorb into our own lives. She organizes her chapters, and the lessons into "Practical Purrs", "Spiritual Purrs", "Transformational Purrs", and "Philosophical Purrs".
Purrs of Wisdom is definitely for those of us who have cats in our lives. In fact, King suggests the book is best read with a cat in your lap or curled up beside you. That's exactly what I did, and I enjoyed the book and the hints. My favorite hint? "Find joy in the simple things. A perfectly brewed cup of tea or coffee, a book I've been wanting to read, and a cat or two curled up next to me or in my lap: what more does anyone need to be content?" What more indeed.
Ingrid King's blog is at http://consciouscat.net
Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style by Ingrid King. Mango Media Inc. 2016. ISBN 9781633532892 (paperback), 139p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The author sent me a copy of the book, hoping I would review it.