The path of the Mindful Horse is a personal journey of emotional and spiritual development. In Celtic lore there is the
concept of anam cara, or the soul friend. A non-judgemental, supportive and deeply honest friend. A friend decent enough to observe both our strengths and our flaws. There stands The Horse, should we chose to open our hearts.
Guided by our horses we can look compassionately within ourselves, heightening our self-awareness, we learn to accept, and understand what it means to act without judgement.
And when we have settle within ourselves, then we can begin once again to look outwards. To recognise and accept in
others, our horses and the environment that we share.
Mindfulness is a practice - as such it must be part of each day - it is a constant learning and development. It is a journey, and that is why there exists this path. In travelling together at every step there is the potential of a new awakening, a new insight or some fresh wonder to share.
The path of the Mindful Horse invites us to be aware — And once aware, it offers us choice — In choosing, we engage; and it is then that we develop real presence — When fully present we are at our most effective; whatever it is that we undertake.
THE PATH OF THE MINDFUL HORSE
Right here, right now
How do I feel? What do I need?
I’m me! And that is good enough
Beat strong my compassionate heart
What is going with you?
What is happening around here?
If it doesn’t happen now it doesn’t count
THE FOURTH KARMIC LAW
For us to grow, it is we who must change - and not the people, places or things around us. The only given we have in our lives is ourselves and that is the only factor we have control over. When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too