Humans often have a very different idea from we Zen Kitties as to what constitutes success. They like to accumulate – possessions, trophies, medals, accolades, money, titles and so on and so on – where as we like to experience the wonder of each moment as it arises without any attachment or expectation (except of course, where biscuits are concerned.)
By human standards you might consider my life something of a failure. After all, I achieve little in the material sense and I am still that chubby ginger kitten with a bad leg who, once upon a time, nobody wanted. But I enjoy my life as a rich tapestry of experiences and few could claim to be as adored as I am now.
In fact, I consider myself to be the greatest success of all and perhaps you could also begin to think of yourself as such, no matter what anyone else might say.
“Just stop for a moment and turn your attention to life–whether it’s a good life, a bad life, a successful life, or a failure of a life. Life… Just the wonder of that can obliterate all of the dishonoring of it in an instant. In this instant.” Ganga-ji
Wishing you all a splendidly, successfully open and present New Year!