Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Review: The Power of Meow

Author: David Michie

Publisher Hay House Inc
Publication Date 6/15/15
ISBN 9781401946241


The third of the 'Dalai Lama's Cat' novels, opens with poor H.H.C. (His Highness's Cat) discovering that she has fleas!  Once the critters have been eradicated, the cat continues to suffer stress because she can still feel the creepy and itchy feeling all over her body, which she calls Post Traumatic Flea Disorder.  As her new journey begins, she learns how to find peace in her mind by remaining in the present, and refusing to dwell in the past.  The cat, along with a cast of characters that surround the Dalai Lama and the town nearby, find meditation, yoga, and some past life recollections allow them to quiet anxiety.  The author, David Michie, touches on how reducing every day stress through quiet contemplation has been scientifically shown to help a body heal itself, plus the possibility of longer life.

H.H.C. is a delightful narrator, telling the stories of the people and animals around her, as each one travels through life and learning lessons along the way

“Pain is inevitable,” the Dalai Lama continued. “Suffering is optional. We will all have to endure trauma and challenges. What matters is how we move forward afterward. Do we keep carrying the trauma and its causes in our mind? Or can we find a way to let go of them, to end our own suffering?”

Another delightful book, as have been the first two novels.  Pick up a copy at your local library (that's how I did it!), and spend a few hours enjoying...and learning...of the possibilities of quieting one's mind...with a delightful kitty as your guide!

3 comments:

  1. We totally understand... fleas are nasty lil buggers.

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  2. I read these books and reviewed them too. Overall, a fun & interesting read that animal lovers would enjoy.

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  3. Just as great as expected. So many wonderful and useful insights!

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