Show up, pay attention…

…tell the truth, and don’t be invested in a preconceived outcome. The Rev. Kathy talked about that in a recent sermon as a way to live a spiritual life.  And now in this season of Lent, I am getting a chance to put that into action in a variety of ways.
I’ve not been happy with my riding the past couple of months.  I’ve been cranky and discouraged.  Surprise surprise, Angel has been mirroring that right back to me, even though the source of my cranky and discouraged demeanor wasn’t my equestrianship.  I won’t go into all the details, but finally decided I needed to have a chat with my doctor and get a few things addressed.  I didn’t want to do that, but it’s part of showing up, paying attention, telling the truth, and trusting the outcome.  Even though I hadn’t yet had my doctor’s visit, just making that decision lifted a huge weight from my shoulders.  I showed up at the stable a bit happier, much more settled, and most importantly, ready to ride!  Angel almost immediately reflected THAT back to me as well.  He was quiet and responsive, and we had a great session together.  Even went on a little trail ride.
A little humility goes a long way, and this whole paying attention and telling the truth is a good place to start.
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2 Responses to Show up, pay attention…

  1. daneshju says:

    When one can do all those 4, they have reached a place within where few things can shake them.

  2. equestrian57 says:

    And it seems to take a lifetime to get there, doesn’t it!

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