✏️ 25 Notes To Self: An Advent Calendar of Self-Reflection 🌷 ✍️ Day 8/25: On mystery and magic 🐎

In the field of horses and humans, there is so much knowledge around. We know about the nervous system, training systems, methods of managing our focus, for keeping well, of balancing our nutrition.
There is so much that we DO know.
But we are also more than systems and reactions and programmed responses and the current torch holders of our genetics.
We too, our horses too, hold mystery and magic. We are complex and convoluted. We aren’t boxed formulas and we should never be treated or treat them as such.
So, while it’s important to understand and be fascinated by the reasons why, and how the systems work and why you do this or they do that, make room for the space between also. There are no straight lines. Only circle and spirals and pockets of mystery that you may not understand but that holds everything together.
“The art form has to do with the mystery and the hidden invitation that’s in the room. And that’s when the magic happens, that’s when the deep silence emerges to the surprise of all the attentively listening ears. In a way, you’re following that silence. You go where the silence is deepest” ~ David Whyte
❤️ Jane