A Zen Hoofprint – by Bob Rush

This day finds me thoughtful. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left their imprint on many lives and of course, it is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It is with these images in mind that I need to be even more grateful than ever. Life is just too short to whine. I give myself a little analogy when I get frantic. I could be the one who has to walk miles with two buckets to get water. There is a documentary movie out , “Happy“. Give it a look. It gave me a new perspective on what really makes us happy.

It is so crucial that we try to stay in and appreciate the moment. There cannot be an attitude that “it can’t happen to me or here.” As we have seen in recent history, there is no real safety. We must be vigilant but not stop living our lives. We cannot close our minds and hearts in fear. It begins with something as simple as remembering to breathe. I am approaching my sixty fourth year on this journey and looking for the opportunity to gear down a bit. Not time to retire but more a chance to slow down the pace.

There is a sense of urgency to my job search. It is here that I have chosen to meditate on this issue and trust the universe that things will happen as they should. I am not in control of the timetable. To all those out there in similar situations, keep the faith. We can drive ourselves nuts if we don’t.


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This article was written by Bob Rush

Hey gang! I am just a fellow traveler along this journey we like to call life. I am currently in a second career of sorts. Working my passion which is horses. Mostly I am truly into doing bodywork or massage. I feel its the least we can do to such trusting majestic beings. Its my spirituality that gets a boost from their simple but elegant energy. I hope I can share funny moments, aha moments and just insights to make the journey peaceful, fun and of course, full of magic.


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