Thoughts – By Bob Rush

Off the high dive I go. First time trying a column. So a little patience please!

Just about the time you feel comfortable , the universe checks in and decides its time for a little head slap. Boom, I got one. Needless to say, I am on a roller coaster, just remembering to enjoy the ride. After the inital sting of the slpa, things have begun to fall into place and it is with this that I am afforded a new opportunity for growth.  My takeaway from this it that change can be welcomed and not feared.

I am fairly active since I work on a horse farm , do equine massage and practice yoga. Add in some miles on the treadmill and a little weight work. I think all this is designed to keep me out of trouble and in focus. My mind is like a minefield that invites me to play inside. If I keep focused , I can stay alive. Anyway I can a bonus in keeping fit cause I want to see my grandson, Wyatt celebrate a number of birthdays.

Second bonus of the slap is I am finally practicing the art of self compassion. I am only able to be there for other people if I am there for myself first and foremost. Not in a selfish way, but in a caring way. Too musch of my life has been doing for others at the expense of myself. I described myself with these traits as compassionate, sense of humor, dependable, team player, dedicated and so on. The kicker is that I considered these traits as “ordinary”.  When I really should look at them as extraordinary. I am finally learning tko accept compliments I recieve with a simple thank you rather than looking down at the ground and saying aw shucks.

Having a full heart means so much to me. I see it as the greatest gift the universe can bestow on me. For that I am grateful. I am able to be in a gourgeous landscape, wotk with fabulous people, witness wonderful sunrises, be with horses and nature.  Such a deal!

Thank you universe for waking me from a spiritual slumber by making me aware of daily miracles. I am reminded of these daily and I am embracing the chance to establish spaciousness in my thinking and being. Yes, my heart is full! Thanks for stopping in because its been a pleasure. See you next time.


Photo by Kat McCarthy

Photo by Kat McCarthy

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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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