Moving Forward and Clearing the Hurdles
You will see in this exceptional photo that the horse is literally flying over this double hurdle with a measurable amount of clearance. A particularly difficult feat, and a beautiful sight to behold. I was inspired to see in this photo the meeting of a challenge in a quote from a woman named Dorothea Brande. She said: “Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
The beautiful horse in this picture believed he could fly over this hurdle with room to spare. That is the only reason he is doing it successfully. I found that looking at this picture and dwelling on it encouraged me to challenge myself to do the same, and I’m passing on that challenge. Whatever it is in your life that you need to — or even want to — accomplish successfully, believe that you can do it. See yourself doing it. Throw your heart over the hurdles that look like they could hinder you.
A famous trapeze artist from two generations ago was training a new student who, one day, suddenly became filled with fear as he looked at the precarious perch where he had to perform. He froze — couldn’t move a muscle — and began to gasp, “I can’t do it! I can’t do it!” The long-time veteran put his arm around the young man and said, “Yes, son, you can do it, and I will tell you how: throw your heart over the bar, and your body will follow.” The Word of God backs up that premise with the truth from Proverbs 23:7, which says of man, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
The horse in this picture threw his heart over those bars. He believed he could make that jump with plenty of room to spare. So he did. He simply acted on what he believed. When you go through a difficult situation in your life and the hurdles seem so enormous that you feel you’ll never clear them – or when you find yourself facing the challenge of doing something that looks a little too big or too high for you – come back and take a long look at this photo. Meditate on it; then obey Dorothea Brande’s wise words: “Act as if it were impossible to fail.” Make one forward movement, and the rest of the moves will follow.
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Brill picture, and those lovely words of encouragement, more in this than just a picture representing movement. love it, and thanks for share, 🙂
One can learn many truths about living while working with horses. Whether your role is called breeder, handler, trainer, rider or all the above, you invest a lot of yourself in each flick of the ear and swish of the tail. And this was particularly meaningful to me as I had to scrutinize and analize the minute parts of my own body movements in order to brin\g them under control and co-ordinate them at a conscious level.
Nice inspiring post – and fabulous image as well!