Searching for happiness? Look behind you!

The following fable is one that is often shared by Dr. Wayne Dyer in his seminars. As we approach the time of year when we put a special focus on things we’re thankful for, I thought you might enjoy it.

A little kitten and an old alley cat were out in the alley.  The little kitten was ferociously chasing his tail round and round. The old alley cat approached him and asked, “What are you doing?”

The little kitten replied, “I’ve just returned from cat philosophy school and I learned two things; that the most important thing in a world for a cat is happiness and that it’s located in my tail. And what I’m doing is chasing my tail and as soon as I get a hold of it, I’m going to bite down on it, and  I will then have a lock on eternal happiness.”

The old alley cat looked at him and said, “You know, I didn’t have the benefits of the fine education you did. I have been out in the alley scratching for my food all my life. But it’s funny, I’ve learned the same thing they taught you in school. I’ve learned that happiness is the most important thing in the world for a cat and indeed that it is located in my tail. “But”, he said, “the only difference between you and me is that I’ve found that if I go about my business and just live my life, it follows after me where ever I go”.

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” – Susan Ertz