Every minute of our life can seem like a bombardment of messages from external sources... the media, our friends, our co-workers or boss, our family, our cell phone!
Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider that while all these obvious and loud messages are trying to catch your attention, there is an interplay of much smaller and less obvious messages swirling around also begging to get noticed?
These messages show up for us uniquely to help us gain insight into whether or not we are heading in the right direction in our life. Much like road signs, that are always there to guide us but often we don't begin really seeing or paying attention to them until we are lost. In day to day living, we remain generally on a remotely aware basis where we see the sign to obey it, but not as a direction indicator.
I was working with two of my horses the other day, and not really having the experience I was seeking out of the interaction. When I finally realized that I needed to let go of the agenda and goal that I had brought to the interaction, out of nowhere flies this beautiful Owl! There is two ways to look at this from here...wow, cool! and dismiss it...or see the Owl for what he is presenting to me in that moment that he chose to fly into my awareness. He only flew in when I finally got present with my horses and let go of trying to manage and manipulate what I wanted to happen in the experience. And getting present with my horses and what they wanted to share with me ended up being far more of an experience than what I had planned to bring to the table that day.
We always have a choice, in anything and everything we do. Even in our understanding of what is showing up around us. We can dismiss or we can utilize. We can choose to remain oblivious or we can become aware.
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