No matter how well we manage our affairs, how diligently we practice the art of divine manifestation, Zen Kitties know that life will always have its ups and downs. That is why cultivating equanimity is the best way to achieve a harmonious life.
The only thing we can be sure of in life is the inevitability of change, happy today, sad tomorrow, laughing again the next day. Only a balanced mind can let all these states be as they are without attachment or aversion.
For example, yesterday I found myself in the lap of luxury.
And today at the bottom of the heap once more.
Who knows what tomorrow may bring?