There is such beauty in the quiet. When the snow, the season, the microbes urge us to slow down and see. It is how we’re meant to live.
Breathe. Watch. Walk. Smile. Love. Do, but at a pace that matches who you are and where you’re going.
The universe is clever that way, always reminding us it’s okay to slow down and enjoy the calm.
My son just started horseback riding lessons at a farm in wine country. It’s remote and peaceful out among the grape vines and olive trees. During his first lesson they taught him how to lead the horse. Hold the lead securely but not too tight. Look in front of you, where you are and where you’re going. Embrace the direction you’ve chosen and walk slowly but purposefully. Know that as long as you’re calm and kind, you are in command. Notice the breeze, the rolling hills and the gentle sound of hooves on earth. The smell of your companion’s mane and breath. When you need to pause, a simple “whoa” and tug of the lead will do. When you’re ready to move forward again, take a step.
Look forward. Notice. Walk. Breathe. Smile. Love. Just be.
There is such beauty in the quiet.
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