We are a species who thinks we can control outcome. We like to focus on what’s wrong , immerse in those problems, and then make them right. Even with good intentions, it’s a negative approach. But if I could give riders a gift, it would be a suspension of disbelief.
Disbelief is the sarcastic voice in you head that says,”Who do you think you are? You aren’t good enough, you don’t deserve what you want.” Suspension of disbelief is a cue to your inner demons to just shut up; a half-halt to give a chance to prove to ourselves that we are enough–until we believe it.
Oneness is not a destination you can chase down. It’s something your horse has already but you have to quiet your thoughts and actions enough to notice and then claim for yourself.Anna Blake in her book “Going Steady”
When I read those words a few days ago they leapt off the page and into my head. I am heading to a competition this weekend that will be a big challenge for me. I am looking forward to it and now, leading up to it, I will tell my demons to just shut up! I will give myself a suspension of disbelief.
How many sports, jobs, challenges in life and relationships can this quote apply to? I think many.