Friday, August 18, 2006


Dogs come when they’re called;
Cats take a message and get back to you.
-Mary Bly, feminist and author

One thing I love about cats is their independence. One thing I hate about cats is their independence.

That contradictory nature is the essence of cats. How does it relate to Gutfeeling? I think it makes us aware that cats are sensitive to emotion, to feelings of any sort. They remind us that we should be, too.

From early Egyptian times, cats have been both adored and feared. They were among the first animals to be domesticated. Yet they have never truly been domesticated at all. They willingly accept all donations of food. But even on a full stomach, they don’t hesitate to hunt. They have never lost their wild, instinctual nature. They are constant reminders to us that there is always ‘something beyond’.

They have always been associated with spirituality. The Egyptians thought of them as guardians of the dead. Though dreaded as ……..

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Peter Urs bender, Author
Gut Feeling

Monday, August 14, 2006


Noun. One that exercises executive or managerial control.
-Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

If you look at your own life, you are the executive of yourself. If you’re not happy with the results you get, fire your executives. Change your friends. Change your tactics. But be sure you change something or you’ll get the same results you always had.

Individually you are only one person, but if you look closely you will find many characters in your persona. There is, hopefully, a mother, father, caregiver, driver, lover, friend – you are not just one person, you are a multi-faceted individual. You are also an executive, someone who ‘manages’ the whole ‘you’. If the executive doesn’t believe in spirituality, then you yourself won’t.

Our Western culture encourages us to live our lives like executives; people making decisions. We are often encouraged to show less emotion and intimacy – to become logical and totally rational.

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Peter Urs bender, Author
Gut Feeling