Zen Kitties know there is a big difference between pain and suffering.
Pain may be unavoidable in life as we will all experience discomfort, sickness, losses and accidents at some point. Much as we try, we cannot control every facet of our existence at all times.
What we can control however is how much of this pain we turn into suffering. Suffering is what happens when our mind takes hold of the pain we experience and turns it over and over, creating anxiety, restlessness, turmoil, insomnia, depression and any number of other ills.
The Zen mind allows everything to be just as it is. Even in experiencing pain we are free because we allow it to come and go without struggle.
Then we can get back to the much more important business of chilling out.