Friday, July 3, 2009

The freedom of trusting another being

BJ challenged me to take my feet out of the stirrups, close my eyes, and put my arms out straight. The idea was to feel the horse and to trust him. I tried it. We were on a flat road, so it was easy to trust that I wouldn’t get knocked off by a branch. With my arms out and my fee out of the stirrups, I could feel the horse move underneath me. I could feel his muscles moving. I have tried trust walks, but I have problem that when I am walking or standing if I close my eyes, I fall over… On the horse, I didn’t have to worry about that. I just trusted him.

And then, I was filled with joy that I still can’t describe or explain. My eyes filled with tears. My chest filled with… something… and I just felt so completely happy.

The feeling (and the experience) only lasted for a few minutes. I am grateful I had those few short minutes. I hope to recreate them again on the horse and maybe in my relationships with others.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to learn to trust. It can be very difficult sometimes. But when you truly trust others it can take a load off your mind.