Horses Dance Through Light
What is a Horse?
A horse is a tree in a storm that never goes down.
A horse waltzes like breeze over rivers.
A horse is determination, that never stops flowing.
A horse is fondness, that never stops growing.
Horses In The Snow
Their manes and backs are white
Frosted with the falling snow
The horses dance through the light
Of the shining, shimmering snow
The common thread with the horses above and the Rumi poetry below is spirit. The spirit to be the real you. To dance through the light with the unique dance only you have. To have the courage and faith that people will truly love you just the way you are. Just the way I love this horse I call Gray just the way she is. She’s an inspiration. And totally lovable, kind, and soulful.
Melt With Love
Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.
Thirst drove me down to the water
where I drank the moon’s reflection.
pale the wall.
Love moves away.
The light changes.
I need more grace
than I thought.
Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull of what you really love.
I don’t know how meeting a horse can be a spiritual experience. It just was. The lines of Rumi poetry above were just patched together from different poems by me.But they somehow go together. “Wash yourself of yourself” might apply to all of us in a way. We spend a lot of time playing the personality “me”. But how often do we wash that act away? How often do we give ourselves the chance to be the real me. Not the “work” me. Or the “husband” me. Or the “friendly” want to make my friends happy me. But the real me without adding anything. I think we can all be a little more real. A little more the real me.
We might be surprised that people might really like this honest me. Nothing added. Real. Naked. Truthful. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love”. I spend a lot of time creating businesses that I think people will want. But what if I just let myself be drawn but what I truly love? What would happen? How would that feel? More authentic? Yes. More in the now? Yes. More present? Yes. More alive? Yes!
Northern California’s diverse geography ranges from the sandy beaches of the Pacific coast to the rugged, snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains in the east. The central portion of the region is dominated by the Central Valley, one of the most vital agricultural areas in the country. The Sierra Nevada contains Yosemite Valley, famous for its glacially-carved domes, and Sequoia National Park, home to the largest trees on Earth, the giant sequoia trees, and the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney.
The tallest living things on Earth, the ancient redwood trees, dot the coastline, mainly north of San Francisco. It also includes one of the largest Brackish-Marsh’s in Western United States, Suisun Marsh. The area is also known for its fertile farm and ranch lands, wine country, the high mountains of the southern Cascade Range, the Trinity Alps, and the Klamath Mountains, lakes, and the windswept sagebrush steppe, in the northeast portion of the region.
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