Saturday, August 19, 2017
|I am not this religion, but I have a deep respect for the statue in the field.|
Thirty years ago I began a professional riding career, living/working internationally, and observing myself in the process. It started in Hungary while meeting Andrea and now I reflect upon this while in Hungary staying at Andrea’s farm. A lot is happening in the world with radicalization, racism, and terrorism. A lot is happening in the world with love, truth, and compassion. I don’t find the ostrich approach with my head in the sand is in alignment with the responsibility and evolution of my spiritual heart. Race, religion, and politics are the outer wear we dress in along with gender, culture, skin color, and more. Walking in the outer and inner world is challenging, since they are often not in alignment. At this point, I need to keep trying to walk the talk as I deepen in the understanding of my true nature. Thoughts matter, words matter, actions matter, and the relentless practice of self examination and not just self justification.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
|Walking in the hills amongst the quintas.|
|Walking in Lisbon before sunrise.|
|Interesting setting to train a young horse.|
|Waiting for the performance at the Portuguese Riding School. Alter Real|
There is something remarkable in working with Masters that set the bar so high that one can only get a humble glimpse of where the path might lead. Of course, Gurudev represents this in India, but now I have a living, breathing example of this in the horse world. Questions that others have not been able to answer or would not touch, this living Master answers with wisdom, depth, and simplicity. Grace. It is reinvigorating me to ride and move toward another level. Looking back, six years is a very short amount of time to better understand the scale of spirituality and dressage training. Gurudev had said they are similar and now I better understand that statement as well.