I read today that what horses want is peace. No wonder I like horses. I, too, crave peace. And calm. It’s been my goal all my life. I do not crave excitement, uncertainty, or the unexpected. But, guess what? That stuff shows up all the time. What to do?
I’m relieved that my anti-anxiety meds have kicked back in. They are really helpful for me. They don’t make me calm, but they do give me a better attitude about uncertainty and the unexpected. They help me detach a wee bit.
Calm and peace. You do have to work on them, but it pays off! For example, my work laptop has been a bit off since I got back from this trip. Just little things were happening until yesterday afternoon, when my webcam stopped working in the middle of a fun meeting. It didn’t work today, either, but because I didn’t get all upset and pissy, I was able to patiently wait until the Logitech help person found a solution. Yay! I stayed calm and didn’t just order another one.
And just as the camera was fixed, I had another meeting. Throughout the meeting the sound of the Zoom phone ringing kept playing. For an hour. I just laughed and tuned it out. What else could I do? I cultivated calm and just dealt with it. Go me.
There’s so much going on here that keeping on an even keel is important. My vacation helped. The horses help. Having great conversations with my son helps. Lee helps. All of you help. Keep spreading peace, calm, and lovingkindness. The world needs it.
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And you have brought calm to me this morning, spreading. calm… thank you…for who you are and all that you are!xoxoxoxo
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Calm is good. When Amelia was 12 & 13 she went to C.A.M.P, a place for kids with medical disabilities. It’s NE of San Antonio just outside Comfort. They had horses and riding for kids that could involve quite a load of medical equipment with a fragile child. And these horses were the angels of calm, as if they knew they were carrying life a providing pack with a nervous rider. They would stand so still for these children then begin to walk in the flattest, smoothest gait. Calm, so calm. Amelia told me all sorts of stories about the horses and how they were such a wonderful part of the experience.
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It’s amazing how the horses just seem to KNOW to take care of vulnerable humans. I’m glad it made such a lasting impression.