Dear Blog Readers,
I am busy writing a new book and I need your help please!
The book is non-fiction – for those of you who are Dalai Lama’s Cat fans, don’t fret, I have a new novel coming out this year. More on that in future weeks.
My new factual book involves mindfulness in relation to pets, and I’d like to illustrate it with real life stories. Which is where you come in.
I am looking for stories which may have happened to you, or someone you know, where something interesting happened as a result of practising mindfulness in relation to your pet/another animal.
Even as animal lovers, we are often so caught up in our own thoughts that we pay less attention to our pets than we should. So what happens when we do pay close attention? Do we realize that our animal companion is trying to communicate something to us about himself or herself – or about us – that we hadn’t noticed before? Can this insight shift our relationship onto a different level? Or see us pursue a course of action with intriguing or important consequences? Of course, our pet doesn’t speak English, but we all communicate in many other more powerful ways besides verbally.
It can be fascinating what we notice when we are truly present for our pets. I’d love to hear your stories. They don’t have to be long or elaborate or life-changing. But I’d be very grateful for whatever insights you’d like to share.
I’d be happy to mention your name/your pet’s name in any stories that I do include in my book. Or to protect your anonymity – the choice is yours.
Just scroll down to the ‘Leave a Reply’ section, write your story in the ‘Comment’ box and press ‘Post Comment.’ If you would rather not share your story, feel free to message me at: https://www.facebook.com/David-Michie-308276665884246/?ref=hl
With warm wishes and sincere thanks,