Horse As Teacher
- Horses are prey animals and highly sensitive to the world around them. As body centered beings, they live fully in the present moment and are models of mindful awareness. Horses are acutely aware of their environment. A wild herd of horses can sense the difference between a hungry predator and a predator that has just eaten. At any time, a wild horse needs to be able to make split second decisions - is he is safe or in danger? His life depends on his heightened sensibility and immediate learning.
- Horses are also social beings, creating and sustaining relationships based on authenticity, acceptance, cooperation and deep affection. Click here for an amazing video. (There is an advertizement first)
- Domesticated horses haven't lost these qualities. Just as the wild herd reflects the state of the mountain lion by staying relaxed or fleeing, domesticated horses reflect the truth of the emotional state of the humans around them - the imbalances and incongruities as well as the strengths and gifts. Horses do not judge our emotions they just want to know the truth. Horses ask us to be emotionally authentic and open to what is possible from moment to moment. Simply being in the presence of these non-judgmental beings often ignites a process of self awareness and insight that can lead to life enhancing change and gaining a new sense of what is truly important in life.