Did you know that you dispose of a mindset that can help you to act rather than to react?… The key to safety and sensible energy expenditure is the mindset, “Interesting!”, that horses use to connect with their surroundings and with situations that occur in their surroundings. Being prey animals, horses take good care of their energy: they do what is needed, when it is needed and in the dosage that is needed. If in nature they were to flee every time they saw a predator, they would waste a lot of energy. After all, not all predators hunt every day. Before they act, horses explore (“Interesting!”) what action is required.
For people, the mindset, “Interesting!” is an antidote to reacting automatically from their ‘layer’ of judgements, interpretations, emotions, assumptions, and scenarios.
The mindset of, “Interesting!” helps you to think, “That is different” instead of, “That is right or wrong”? Can you imagine what difference this would make?
Every week I post a quote out of my book “Connective Clarity. When Horses Invite You to Take up Authentic, Solution Focused Leadership” (available on Amazon and on www.connective-clarity.org ) . I am curious to find out what your reflections are, to what actions this might inspire you. Do you join in?
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