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For me, it’s not just about the horses. It’s never been just about the horses For me, working with horses is a spiritual training for how I choose to show up in the world 🌎
How I interact with the horses allows me to practice understanding and compassion that will hopefully ripple out to my other relationships, with myself and othersWhat we focus on and practice in the relationship we have with the horse can’t help but affect the way we interact with others. What we focus on will grow 🌱
That means that whether one believes horses are emotional and sentient animals (which there is loads of evidence for!) deserving of kindness and compassion or not the choice you are making in how you show up for your horse will indeed affect the way you show up for your sister, your brother, your , your significant other, the neighbor down the street
Here is a teaching that demonstrates this:
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Whether you’re checking out in line at the grocery store, closing a sale, or working with your horse which wolf are you choosing to feed? 🐺
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