At the end of the day, on her way to the hut, Lulu Cat was still wondering what kind of spell it was. Pirate Dog told her that this was a spell that could only work when she was standing on a mango. It didn’t seem to be working.
The whole day, she had done nothing but sit still with her eyes closed. Pirate Dog told her, just sit and do nothing. “Try to be aware of whatever comes to you. It could be the wind that sweeps over your face, it could be the touch of your skin to the ground, it could be the sound that you hear, or it could be a thought that comes to your mind.”
Lulu Cat didn’t quite understand. “Is that it? Just know what’s happening at the moment?” She found a shady area to sit down, closed her eyes, and started to observe. “What can I hear at the moment?” she asked.
Suddenly, all the sounds came to her. The birds chirping in the forest. The mangos with their gui-gui-gui-ing. The wind blowing through the leaves. The insects singing in the grass. By knowing what sounds she was hearing, the whole universe quieted down, and the sounds she was observing became clearer and clearer. It was a wonderful feeling.
Out of nowhere, another thought came to her. “How is my hand doing?” She moved her attention to her hands. She could feel the gentle pressure and the soft touch of the ground under her paws. It gave a pleasant coolness to her body.
Just like that, she moved her attention from hand to leg, from chest to back, to almost all parts of her body. It was strange. She had never paid so much attention to her own body before. It was the same thing with her thoughts. She had never been aware of what she was thinking about before. Now, she noticed that Samak, Phyrum and the little pink pig were on her mind. The image of them walking in the sunny forest in the kingdom of wonders came to her mind. She missed them.
Day after day, Pirate Dog asked her to practice the same thing. At the end of her practice, he would ask her what she had noticed. Day by day, Lulu Cat was able to be aware of more feelings, sensations, sounds, and thoughts. One day, she told Pirate Dog that she could be aware of the sounds she heard, the images she saw, the sensations she felt in her own body, her emotions and the thoughts in her mind, all at the same time!
Pirate Dog smiled. “Now try to stand on your mango again.”
Lulu Cat got her mango and found that the yellow of his skin had become even deeper. This time, as she got closer, the yellow mango seemed to calm down. His jumping and rolling became less, and his “gui-gui” voice got lower and lower. When Lulu Cat put her hands on him again, he was completely calm and quiet. It seemed that the souls of these two creatures were connecting, communicating, and bonding. Lulu Cat took hold of her mango. Confidently, she went to stand on him.
“Whoa!” she yelled, as she slipped off and fell to the ground again.
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