lead a horse to water
I talk a lot about how we can all find time to pause, connect inwards and find peace; become aware of habits and conditioning; learn to let go; see things from different perspectives; be more compassionate to others and more loving towards ourselves; recognize ego and embrace the connections between us all and a universal consciousness; ย follow our heart and spiritual path … and along the way, not take ourselves too seriously.

Inspirations and insights can only go so far. At the end of the day we have to be ready.

“Ready” means that we open up to an expanded way of being. We begin to embody these messages and live them, rather than simply believing in them as good ideas. “Ready” is when they are absorbed into our mind, body and soul.

We may hope that others will change.
We may wish that we can change.

When we get frustrated with others who don’t get it, or want to change. When we feel loss and sadness for them. When we get dismayed with ourselves for not being able to make these changes ….

We must remember that we can lead a horse to water, but we can’t make them drink until he or she is ready.

All we can do is our best, coming from a place of understanding and kindness.

And recognizing that sometimes this isn’t enough.

Patience and acceptance are perhaps the most important lessons of them all.


26 comments on “* We can lead a horse to water …

  1. Boy, is that the truth! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. suzicate

    Timing id not the same for everyone, nor are our paths the same. These are good things to remember when frustration rears its ugly head…that and they say patience is a virtue!

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  3. So true! Im much more patient than I used to be. Must be old age. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. The perennial and ubiquitous lesson of parenting perhaps Val? H โค

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  5. So true! I love your first paragraph – a lovely summary of what it is I see here and associate with you, Val!

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  6. Ah! Val!! So perfectly timed…so true for me in this moment. Thank you for this wisdom that is much needed. Have a blessed day! โ™กโ™ก

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  7. Wise words Val… Learning to detach from certain situations knowing that each are on their own particular path… And no amount of trying to change their course will help until they are ready to complete the journey.. ..
    Wishing you a relaxing weekend

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  8. Carol Ferenc

    A very meaningful post for me right now, Val. Thank you!

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  9. Ah yes, patience… I can always use a bit more of that…

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  10. That gap between inspiration and being ready is not an easy one to bridge. Therein lies the secret though.

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  11. ourselves or others, kindness and understanding…thank you, I love this Val! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. So true Val and sometimes very difficult to find the patience, I feel.
    We can show the way but not force anyone to anything, just do our best.
    Thank you for sharing this post.

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