While Augustus has matured exceptionally in the last week, Ollie, now known as TTOTT, which means "the terror of tiny town', has become rebellious and spends all days outdoors.
So the mature cat (Gus) and I read and reflected on the topic of 'self'.
"Regarding the questions you asked: self has really two meanings, or is used in two senses..; one is self, the identity of the individual created by God. This is the self mentioned in such passages as "he hath known God who hath known himself", etc. The other self is the ego, the dark, animalistic heritage each one of us has, the lower nature that can develop into a monster of selfishness, brutality, lust and so on. It is this self we must struggle against, or this side of our natures, in order to strengthen and free the spirit within us and help it to attain perfection. (Living the Life)
"Know verily that whenever this Youth turneth His eyes towards His own self, he findeth it the most insignificant of all creation. When He contemplates, however, the bright effulgences He hath been empowered to manifest, lo, that self is transfigured before Him into a sovereign Potency permeating the essence of all things visible and invisible..." (Gleanings)
TTOTT played and
and received a 'talking-to' ...
from Sylvester the big cat.
Regardless of their diverging agendas when I said that I was going to post a blog the two cat dudes immediately filled their paws with kitty kisses and blew them in the air for you, to wish you all a lovely Tuesday.