Choosing to Be

Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master
By (author) Kat Tansey
Choosing to Be
Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master
By (author) Kat Tansey

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Edition : Updated

Pages : 160

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9781844095018

Imprint : Findhorn Press

On Sale Date : July 01, 2010

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 12 b&w halftones

The narrative revolves around a Coon cat, his kitten muse, and the author. Drawn from the personal reflections of a formerly depressed person, the story is inspiring for understanding the inner self, reducing stress, finding inner peace, and knowing the joys and comforts of answering to a cat master.
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About Choosing to Be

Drawn from the deeply personal reflections of a formerly depressed person, this uplifting story shows how a cat taught meditation and allowed the mind to heal. This lively, magical, and enlightening book revolves around a wise Maine Coon cat, his kitten muse, and the author Kat Tansey as they take the reader on a challenging and often amusing journey from the disorienting haze of depression to the freedom and clarity of the Buddha mind. The narrative is both inspiring and essential for gaining an understanding of the inner self, reducing stress, finding inner peace, and knowing the joys and comforts of answering to a cat master.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Foreword ix Ordinary Mind
Deciding to Stay
Building the Team
Just Sitting
Finding Joy
Walking on Our Toes
Dealing with Dogs
The Hindrances
Letting Go of Tuna – The Hindrance of Clinging
Lovingkindness – The Hindrance of Anger
Watching the Water – The Hindrance of Sleepiness
Catzenbear’s Tranquility – The Hindrance of Restlessness
Poohbear’s Rapture – The Hindrance of Doubt
Buddha Mind
Gaining Wisdom
The Four Noble Truths in a Nutshell
Acknowledgments
Further Reading
Bibliography
Sources for Quotations
About the Author

Author Bio
Kat Tansey is an innovative educator who practices Buddhism to heal her depression. She lives in Ojai, California.
Book Praise

Book Praise

"We could all live more joyful lives if we learn the lessons in Choosing to Be." Aurora Winter, author, From Heartbreak to Happiness

Choosing to Be is destined to affect millions of lives. This captivating and inspiring story illuminates a surprising, yet simple pathway from inner turmoil to inner peace. Kat Tansey is every bit as wise as her eclectic team of Buddha masters.” Mary E. Allen, author, The Power of Inner Choice