The Art of Now
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Theresa
Horses are always in living in the moment.
They don’t think about the past or future and don’t practice the kind of ‘mind hopping’ we often do; we hop from our failures in the past to our fears for the future, and forget to enjoy the NOW.
Horses always live in the NOW and they feel immediately if we are not present, rather doing our ‘mind hopping’ thing.
To resonate the most with our horse and to get the most out of our training with our horse WE have to be in the NOW too. So here are some tips on how to get into the NOW:.
5 Steps To Living In The Moment
With these 5 steps you can master the Art of Now:
Step 1. Focus on your breathing before you start training your horse: Inhale and count 1-2, keep your breath as you count 3-4-5-6 and exhale as you count 7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14. Repeat a few times.
Step 2. If you are too busy in your head, do a calm relaxing activity before you go to your horse. Take a warm bath, do some yoga or tai chi, do some gardening, or listen to relaxing music. Use your senses while doing this calm relaxing activity and be aware of what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell without judging if it’s good or bad.
Step 3. Accept the past and let go of the past by using the The Power of Meaning »
Step 5. Say to yourself right now:
- “Everything I need to know will come to me at the right time and place”
- “All I need right now is within me now”
- “I am right here right now and that’s okay”