Ignoring what you don't like

Henrietta continues to bite the feet that walk her.
The pup just wants to play.
Shoelaces are fascinating things.
Flesh elicits entertaining responses.

Recently a reader shared this Patanjali quote with me:

Undisturbed calmness of the mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, mercy and compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.

Henri is sometimes happy, sometimes unhappy, occasionally virtuous, and yes…she can be just a little wicked.

Can’t we all?
The devil made me do it?

I still howl when Henri nips my ankles for a reaction, but my mind rests assured that this too, shall pass.

Praise the good.
Ignore the bad.