A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind
As I continue to explore the world of horses I am finding that those who inhabit this world are as diverse in their beliefs and actions as is humanity as a whole. I am trying to find my place, but find myself getting called back to the beginning experience that set me off on this journey in the first place.
Part of any journey or adventure begins with the original idea, but as time moves you forward things change, new information comes in and it is easy to get lost or set off in the opposite direction. These last six months have been long and very static. But they have been an internal journey supported by the stability I needed to learn, think, and "gel" all this new information I gathered in the years before.
This morning a new settling came over me, the questions I've been asking about what is next feel more clear. And, with no great irony, I find myself getting called back to what started all this two years ago. It all still needs more "gelling" time - but when you find peace, you know you are moving in the right direction!
The first time my cat saw a horse in the window was very, very funny!
In my travels I have lived closely to two kinds of horses, those that are just wandering around anywhere and everywhere or those who are living behind fences.
I see most humans with those same two types of lives. Those of us who live in a world with walls and those who live outside beyond them. What is most fascinating is that it doesn't seem to matter how big or small the space is - mansion to tiny trailer - the way people live is about who they are and not where the reside.
My training has taught me to observe patterns of behavior and from that draw conclusions. The conclusion I am coming to is that the more that people choose to stay inside their residence, the more time the horse spends inside the stall or corral.
Not rocket science you say. No, it's not - but here is the piece people are missing. The perception they have is that they are still living a life outside, even though their actions would not support that belief. It's not just horse people, this is something we all do.
The horses who spend their time living as horses - grazing 20 hours a day as they were meant to, living in herds, and free to run as fast and far or stand as still as they want - are happiest. Duh.
Humans who spend their time living as humans were physically designed to live - moving and standing more than sitting, being outside when there is sunlight, and connecting to the land and animals in a purposeful way - are happiest. Duh.
So the question becomes, not why are the horses stuck in the corral 24/7 longing to go out, but how can we as humans stop standing outside the corral and looking in?
Both horse and human wins when they come together and share open spaces. That is my hope for both you and the horse - more open space, more sunlight on your face, and more love and joy and grace.
This dog lives across from me - I decided to skip the yuk stuff and just share his cuteness! And he is! I hope you enjoy it!
I've been trying to get as many of these photo's as I can, but they both won't stay still when super cute or funny is happening and I don't have my camera!
But, in the cold war that is now winter, Lilith always seems to win - not sure how Freedom can stand it (or sit for it - really!). But he is ever patient as she uses him for her pillow and warming blanket!
Also, getting ready to actually get clear on what I'm doing here! So, I hope you will RSS this and check back daily as we begin the next leg of finally documenting what is really going on in my life and some words of wisdom you may find useful in the coming months or years!
I love them both and are the biggest blessing on this sojourn, adventure, and journey!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!