"Hold Your Horses"
At six a.m. the alarm kept on as I kept hitting snooze...giving a "bit" more rest to my body which felt worn out, not only by aging but daily heavy duty life stuff (more emotional than physical). The sun was warming the house as I prepared for work in a rush because the bit became a "lot" when a deep soft voice inside me said: "hold your horses". My cousin compared me with an untamed wild mare; today looking back I guess he was right. Learning to tame myself has taken time, effort and prayer.
I skipped worked today taming that inner wild mare and cool my thinking brain which was making my heart beat as fast as a speed train. Being sick does not necessarily means you have a fever, cough or measles...being sick is kind of what Shel Silverstein wrote in the poem: Sick.
Balance is just the perfect concept for health in every human aspect. Taking time to know when "STOP" has to become a must. Holding the horses...stepping on the brakes of our own inner and physical environment is absolutely a necessity.
Hold your horses?
Language is the tool that every culture uses to express themselves to others. Idioms are phrases like 'Hold your horse' said with a different meaning from the words composed.
It is said that this phrase 'Hold your horses' belongs to the British soldiers. When they fired the cannon and the horses ran away out of control. Can a soldier be in combat without transportation?
What does hold your horses means to some people?
To be responsible for own things
Slow down and wait
Hold your tongue
Take care of your love ones
Keep your animals safe
I like many things in this life and I see from them lessons because of the need to learn daily. I will share how nature talks to me and idioms are used. I hope what I share may be like a seed in you.
'A voice crying in the wilderness'
The freshness of wilderness...the call of freedom from untamed horses flips a good sensation in me. I express my opinions even though I may be left alone.
I have learn to run fast from harming situations, smell the evil and be tamed by love.
Tornado chases train
'Keep on track'
Trains, have beauty, interesting and useful engineering structure which will give awesome individual lessons like makes me answer...
Who am I being connected while moving in life's track? Am I on the right track? Is my speed controlled?
Flower in growth
Ohhh...yes! Of course flowers talk! They have conversations such as...ouch...aging...
What have I done with my time and time coming? What do I need to keep blossoming? Am I enjoying the aroma, colors and new buds? Is my inner garden without weeds?
Complete life cycle of the monarch butterfly
'Gaudy as a butterfly'
Butterflies have been my life guru. God has given them a special task and to me the privilege of wisdom by them.
Am I having patience waiting, or do I wait when I have too? Into what am I transforming? Am I flying freely in the right direction?
'All things to all men'
Yeah...yeah...yeah...having space is great. Being alone is wonderful also but having that special person near you is a gift from God.
We all need somebody to hear us and lift us up. Learning from others, hearing, seeing and feeling them is such an awesome balance in our life.
Do you know what 'Hold your horses' means?
Lastheart's Life Advice
Hold your horses!
Listen to the voice within
Live life freely in peace and love
Have your inner ears wide open
Receive life's wisdom lessons
Express gratitude taking care
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill