This weekend I was on a course and had the privilege of working with a Parelli teacher. (Founded in 1981 by lifelong horseman and teacher Pat Parelli, the Parelli Program combines common sense psychology and communication.
Unlike many training programs, the Parelli method teaches the human, not the horse. Early on, Pat realized that horses already had all the skills they needed to thrive and relate with their kind. It was adding the human element that complicated things).
The Parelli method allows horse lovers at all levels and disciplines to achieve: success without force, partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion.
It was so interesting to learn about the personalities of the horses and about what, when their personalities worked with, they are suited to doing and not doing.
For example a horse that is extroverted and playful and smart will be great at racing. Where for an introverted shy and timid horse there could be nothing worse.
We could use this same technique with ourselves to understand ourselves at a much deeper level. What do we enjoy doing? What are we good at? What makes us happy?
What are we passionate about? When we find something that fits into these categories we will be good at it.
I know it will take practise to begin with, just like anything, but as we love it and are feeling passion towards it, we will practise more and get good at doing whatever it is.
When I was doing the practical work with my horse sage. It was the most amazing feeling knowing I could understand the horse and it could me.
To have a horse that size totally get you and do what you ask it without force is amazing, and to know you can have the same effect over your own life by just getting to know yourself is the same or better feeling.
So just food for thought… Are you doing what you love and are passionate about in your work life? love life? spiritual life? Could you be doing more to just be happy?
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