Yesterday I was having a chat with Lovely Lili and she said, “We aren’t what we do, we’re what we love.”
That struck me as so profound and simple....and powerful, given the context of our conversation.
We were talking about overwhelm. As in......we both wanted something done and it wasn’t happening! Do you ever feel like that: overwhelmed? Like you won’t ever get it all done? Like there is too much? Or...perhaps it doesn’t seem to matter how much you do, you never quite seem to finish. It never gets completely done! Success always seems just out of reach.
When I feel like that, it is for one of two reasons:
- There is simply so much to do that I don’t know where to start, and I get stuck. Then procrastination stops by to say hi.
- I don’t feel worthy of getting it all done. Same result: I get stuck.
I was chatting with a lady yesterday about how horses make excellent therapy animals. We were talking about the retreat I’m doing with Melinda Bourke Blackwell and Fran Melino on September 22 at Melinda’s place in Washoe Valley. This lady is a city girl, she wasn’t quite getting the concept. So I said,
“Let’s say you are walking a horse through a course and all of a sudden the horse stops, and no matter what you do, it won’t go. That means you are blocked somewhere in your life.”
She still didn’t quite get it. So I explained further,
“Horses are very intuitive. If you have a situation in your life where you are stuck, where you just can’t seem to get any further along, they will sense that, and until you deal with the stuckness, they won’t go.”
And that is part of what the retreat on September 22 is all about. It is also about a full day retreat from life’s normal activities. And lunch. And hanging out in a beautiful place with awesome critters.
Registration is here.