I actually have a cat similar to "The Guru's Cat." He's a big, fluffy, lovable guy. My practice is to meditate every morning. However, if I sit to meditate before my cat gets fed, I will get a swift swat on the arm (claws and all) just when I'm about to settle in.
So, we have come to a very practical arrangement in the mornings: first my cat gets fed, then I sit to meditate.
I'm taking Gurumayi's message of practicality, which was also emphasized in her talk during Bade Baba's Punyatithi, as a command. I will hold this message front and center as I step through the demands of my day.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for sharing your words, stories, and pictures with us through the website!