Everyday each one of us faces the challenges before us. Sometimes the problems are small and sometimes they are large- life and death (or it may seem like that in the moment). How we face our challenges says a lot about the person that we are, the person that we want to be and how much happiness and joy we experience in our life.
I encourage you all to face your challenges and fears with an open heart. Ask yourself, “what can I learn from this situation?” instead of reacting from a place of fear which will often only lead to worry which is one of the biggest wastes of time and energy there is. Worrying will only rob you of any chance of happiness in the present moment and the present moment is all there is.
In Whatever Arises, Love That, by Matt Kahn he explains that “We entertain ourselves with worry when we don’t know what to trust. When you trust in what remains beyond temporary form, you are trusting in all that you are, as all that is.” When you begin to have faith in the Universe and something beyond yourself, it brings acceptance that wherever you are on your path, it’s right where you are meant to be.
Let your own growth and development be your highest purpose and open yourself to the lessons and opportunities that arise from every situation. Each day we encounter moments in which we can choose who we want to be. With every choice we make, we decide who we want to be. We are constantly creating our own realities. Live with compassion, kindness and love- not just for those you encounter but for yourself as well.
Let learning be your goal. Allow yourself to become a student of the process. In horsemanship even masters in their 80s still claim to be students of their art. Try not to let your focus be on outside factors like a score or a show placing but instead place your attention on cultivating yourself as an artist, which is what you are if you are a rider. You and your horse are clay to be sculpted and developed over time. Let self mastery be your goal and your intuition be your guidance.
Face each challenge you may face in your riding endeavors with curiosity and openness but never judgement. Aim to have faith in the Universe and trust the process. Discovering your inner connection to the Divine through meditation and creative outlets like writing, painting, and riding can deepen your trust in the Universe and in yourself.
I invite you to Awaken to the Truth of divine nature. You are love, you are loved and you are always enough.