Thursday, December 7, 2017

Meditation on Horse Ears

As I was waking up and reading my phone, Facebook to be exact, I realized I was being fed a drip, drip, drip of negativity. It wasn’t the posts by my friends, whom I feel blessed to have been invited into the intimacy of their everyday lives on Facebook, but the news clips that mingled with it.

I had this thought that I should try to guard against negative media this year by choosing to meditate on something beautiful every morning.

The thing that came to mind today?

Horse ears.



We spend so much time seeing the world through these two sites. A world that is made more wonderful and magical by aiming our thoughts through them.

And no two ears are the same. They’re like snowflakes and fingerprints. Some are small and round, like Cowboy.



Some are more pointy and long, like Leah.



Some are more wild, the color of an elk or deer, like Beautiful Girl.



And since they register the thoughts and feelings of our horses, they are even more unique: their fears, excitement, joy, anticipation, peace, worries, love.

It’s all there in their ears.

(The picture from Beautiful's back is the first time EVER I was able to feel comfortable and pull my phone out for a picture. All the photos were taken yesterday.) 

11 comments:

  1. That's funny you posted about this. I was just telling Bombay that the way he held his ears made him look like a Marwari horse.

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  2. Their ears really do tell the story of how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking!

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  3. Oh yes the world looks so much better when viewed from between a horse's ears! And they really do have a language of their own.
    Beamer has little pointy ears, and Mesa's are just like them. Makes me smile!

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    1. Awww, that’s so sweet! They have the same ears! ♥️♥️♥️

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  4. My absolute favourite view; I talk to my horses all the time. Padre talks back too - when he's happy he makes these series of grunts to let me know he is smiling.
    I love the idea of meditating on the positive; my spin on that thought comes at night. Just as I've tucked into bed & things may still be nagging at me as I am trying to quiet my mind... I refuse the crap and started listing all the good things that happened that day, all the things I am thankful for, if my gratitude level is matching my great blessings. It's a peaceful way to end the day (or, start it).

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    1. I share that spin with you. The only way I can fall asleep is reflecting on the blessings. It is a good thing to do at all times. It’s easy to forget them.

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  5. The (bad) news is overwhelming & social media spreads it like the devastating wild fires out west. I've stopped reading/listening to news for the most part. Choosing instead to make the world a better place by feeding off the positive things in life, or at least trying to. Not ignoring the devastation & world wide pain, but dealing with it in other ways. Like viewing our beautiful world, through unique ears.

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    1. Horse ears. ❤️❤️❤️

      This morning, I’m meditating on my guitar. Who was the genius that thought of putting strings on a wood chamber? So beautiful. Not as amazing as horse ears, though!

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    2. I think about "who comes up with" stuff like that, all the time. SO many wonders in this world. Do you play music for your horses? Hoping I will get back to strumming, after we move and things settle down. It's been decades for me. I have a Guitar & Violin just waiting on...

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