Those of us who have a relationship with horses know they bring something special to our lives. what if you could have an even richer relationship with your horse? It's possible if you consciously bring your whole self to the barn.
The Whole Being
Human beings are multidimensional creatures made up of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual parts. These parts combine into what is known as "The Whole Person." When you engage all of your being and bring it into harmony, you are happier with yourself and your relationships including the one you have with your horse. The 4 Dimensions are equal in importance but impact our lives in very different ways.
Health - Play - Pleasure
Notice your body and surroundings when you ride.
This dimension helps you experience life through your senses, body and the energy around you. Your health, appearance and ability to enjoy play, exhilaration and pleasure all belong to the physical dimension. Next time you're with your horse take the time to breathe in the barn, pasture and your horse's own unique smell. Connect with the feel of his muscles and yours working in harmony. And play!
Notice your mind and how you think when you ride.
This dimension rules your mind and allows you to reason, apply logic, appreciate precision, quality and performance. It also allows you to learn and accumulate knowledge. For those of you who compete, you know how important the mental aspect is in winning. Just don't let it consume you. Remember harmony! And if you don't compete, perhaps you notice more mental clarity when you're with your horse.
Relationships - Self Image
Notice how you feel about your horse and riding.
Horses can give you a feeling of unconditional love so taking the time to appreciate this aspect of your relationship with your horse is important to your overall well-being. When you know that this kind of connection is possible, it's easier to allow it, or recognize it, in other areas of your life. It's something to consciously cherish and appreciate every time you're together.
Notice your sense of connection to nature, beauty and passion for the horse lifestyle.
While most people think of spiritual as meaning religious, in dimensional terms it refers to your conceptual self. It governs your belief systems and inspires creativity and passion. Many people feel a passion for horses that goes beyond the emotional. When you're having a difficult day with your horse, try and connect with your passion again and his spirit. Allow it to be with you when you leave the barn. You have so much to give each other and honoring this connection will make giving and receiving in other areas of your life that much easier.
If you allow yourself to consistently experience horsemanship on all four levels you'll have a closer, more rewarding relationship with your horse. And by consciously bringing all of your dimensions into play through riding you'll be on your way to creating an entire life of harmony: a life that is truly priceless.
To learn more about multidimensional living and to receive your free Priceless Living Profile go to the Priceless Living link below. Diana LaSalle is an author and recognized authority on customer experience and consumer value. She has also happily had a relationship with horses for most of her adult life.
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