Be present . Be present in the moment. We all know about this. Being present and being in the now. The past is gone and cannot be changed . No point in going back there. The future ? Not here yet.
I know all this and yet I often have trouble being present in the moment. But today the moment reached up and grabbed me. I was out on the forest trails with Biasini. The weather has been dry so the leaves that carpeted the forest floor were crunching as Biasini walked through them. I listened to the rhythm of his footfalls 1, 2, 3, 4. It was like a moving meditation. Then we turned onto the trail heading for home. I saw this.
I stopped . Biasini also stopped. I took out my phone and captured this autumn scene. Then we walked on. That moment. It made me realize how much I have to be grateful for .
- My low back injury is better and I am able to be back riding and training with my coach Belinda Trussell.
- It had threatened rain. It sputtered a bit but then the clouds moved on and there was blue sky.
- I have a horse who loves to go out to the forest and is calm and safe for me to ride on the trails.
That was my Moment today!