Misunderstandings happen. It’s just part of life. But it sometimes it hurts when we feel like we aren’t heard or we are misunderstood.
I thought Jane asked for a left lead canter depart but she apparently was only asking me to collect a bit more. I got confused and got upset. She was quiet and patient with me, but I was still a bit rattled. I remembered getting in trouble when I was a little colt, and that memory came back to me and frightened me. Once I understood what Jane was really asking, I got it right and we both felt better.
We perceive our lives through our personal histories. There is no such thing as an unbiased perception. For this reason, the best practice is to recognize that we all see things a little bit differently. Sometimes we need to ask for clarification or a different kind of explanation. We need to be kind and gentle with each other, and with ourselves. We are all doing the best we can.
Is there anything you are worried about today that might be a misperception? Perhaps it is time to ask the question. Would clarifying a situation make you feel better?
Let’s go for a ride today! Spring is in the air!
I found it! I found the secret!
What secret, you ask? Well, the big one. The one and only TRUE statement that is always true, no matter what.
There is an ancient story of a rich and powerful King who gathered all the wisest men in his kingdom and asked them to take on a quest. The King asked them to search the world for something that was true… always and forever TRUE. Then King wanted to know that there was at least one thing he could always count on, so he would always feel secure.
The wise men traveled the earth and conferred with other wise men. They searched and they pondered. They meditated and they discussed. They gathered all the information and experiences they could, and finally came up with only one answer.
The wisest of the wise men approached the King and informed him that they could only find one thing in the universe that was ALWAYS true. With great anticipation and longing the King asked what it was. The wise man looked at the King and said, “The only thing that is always true is that everything changes.”
If you know that everything, good and bad, happy and sad, up and down, will at some point change, how does that make you want to live your life today?
Nothing is permanent. You might as well enjoy the moment… If you are in a bad way right now, know that your situation will change. It is the rule.