Today, at sunset, I went to the beach with my family to watch the moonrise. It’s Friday morning or afternoon for most of our readers, and it is already night in Australia, where we live.
Regardless of our beliefs, I think any occasion is good for marking a moment of taking perspective and checking our direction, our priorities and our goals. This blue moon sounded good :).
I wanted to take a moment, with the orange and green dusk to my left and the rising pink moon on the blue and purple sky to my right, to review lessons learned and do some automatic writing. I first wrote down the patterns I want to let go of, then the qualities and habits I want to strengthen and embrace.
For us who are interested in being with horses, beyond merely training them, we need to increase our awareness. As much as we need to work on refining our body language, we need to look more closely at our emotional patterns. To me, one goes hand in hand with the other.
I want to share with you some of what I wrote down that relates more directly to what I do with horses.Things I want to let go of: Fear of failure Fear of making mistakes Fear of not pleasing people Fear of being corrected Fear of being outdone Fear of finding new teachers Fear of revising my ideas Fear of being wrong Things I want to embrace: Landing projects and realising ideas Humility Open-mindedness Asking more questions about the horses I work with Learning more from “hard” science Furthering my education with human teachers Pursuing artistic expressions
I have yet to let all I wrote sink in and see where it leads. But I am happy with what came to light from just deliberately sitting and writing for a few minutes.
Horses do so much for other aspects of our lives, it is only fair that we address some of those aspects ourselves, don’t you think?
I hope you have found something in here that resonates with you, or maybe inspires lists of your own. I’m interested in hearing from our readers. What do you want to leave behind? What do you want to embrace for the future?