It's "Mindful" Monday
This weekend's "Mindful" moment . . . was about "grief" for me.
You see . . . one of my horses passed away . . . very unexpectedly.
Now . . . I know to some . . . this was just an animal . . . but to me . . . Smokey was one of my favorites.
We "rescued" him 10 years ago at the age of 8 . . .
He had been severely abused and was scared of "everyone". No one wanted him . . . because no one could catch him.
But to me . . . he was just a lost soul that needed unconditional love.
After bringing him home to Miracle Meadows . . . it took me months to win his trust and his love. But it was so worth the challenge because he became the most loyal and loving horse I've ever owned.
He looked at me . . . as his protector . . . his provider . . . his "person" . . .
When we'd go for trail rides . . . "he" knew . . . he could trust me to guide him . . . and "I" knew . . . I could trust him to always keep me "safe".
So how did I use "mindfulness" to ease my loss???
Well . . . using "mindfulness" with "grief" is not intended to "diminish" the pain associated with loss . . . but rather to "acknowledge" the pain and to face it head on . . .
You see . . . the body takes "more" energy to "avoid" grief . . . than to let ourselves experience "grief".