If you had six months to live, what would you do? Her answer was “I would ride”.
I had a gorgeous email from a friend who’s just starting Journey to Feel. She said:
“… I’m reading a book called Empath to Mystic…. it asks us to do journaling, meditation and some exercises throughout. One of the questions it asked was “If you had 6 months to live what would you do”.
I was quite startled at the answer I was given.
I would ride – I WOULD RIDE. I have everything else I need…. but riding my horse, that’s what I’d do.
So you see, if that is my deepest desire in the last six months of my entire life… then I really need to get this Feel thing sorted. :-)”
I know from my email inbox that there’s lots of people in the same boat as my friend. They might not be sure what it is that’s keeping them off their horse, but something sure is keeping them from experiencing that wonderfully alive, deeply connected feeling that we get on the back of a horse – when everything is going really beautifully. (Of course, we don’t have to RIDE to get that feeling either – as we experience in our programs, all kinds of lovely ways of being with our horse can bring up those feelings.)
So is it a lack of confidence issue? Tension or unpredictability in your horse? Lack of motivation coming from a mysterious place? (Lack of motivation ALWAYS comes from somewhere valid and getting to the bottom of that is automatically motivating.)
Now I’m going to ask you something that might open up those questions. HOW do you want to ride? Do you want the feelings of that childhood dream? Or are you truly happy with how you and your horse feel when you ride?
What would you want to do if you had six months to live?
See you in the comments for that one!
Today’s photo is Kristina and Rocky over in Perth. The message that came with the photo said “Out exploring the 1000 acre bushland or at least some of the trails today- all by our selves. Had a great time!!”