Horses Wake Up Our Compassion

'Horses Wake Up Our Compassion'

An excerpt:

"That very instant, Phoebe got up on all her fours, shook the mud off her bodywith an energy of intention, and stood square – facing me, as if to say ‘I am ready now, let’s play.’

What followed was the most astute experience of ‘Distance and Nearness’ I have ever had with anybody – out of my own choice. It was like a dance. A dance where the only feelings present between the horse and I were Respect, Trust and most importantly, Compassion. 

Horses show us when we are not operating from a place of compassion – with ourselves to begin with. And self-compassion is the key to being compassionate with others. If we cannot be compassionate towards ourselves, we cannot be compassionate towards others."

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