By Ann Kerr Romberg
Not having enough time seems to be a recurrent theme with all of my clients working in corporations. “I have too much on my plate.” “I get to work, switch into overdrive and get at much done as fast as I can.” “I never have time to think or be creative.” “I long for time to reflect.”
We started by having him simply lead the horse and see what came from that. He walked to the end of the arena, stopped and simply stood quietly for 10 full minutes with the solid, beautiful Gypsy Vanner named Zanna. When he walked back and I ask what happened, he said he felt so calm and peaceful and that he hadn’t felt that way in months. The typical coaching questions around his next steps to bring his purpose forward didn’t seem appropriate, so I simply asked him to describe in more detail the body feel of this peace. He closed his eyes and reflected deeply. He described his relaxed stomach, throat and whole body.
I ask what gets in the way of having this feeling more regularly and he said time, work demands, family demands and more. I ask what the barriers were to bringing his purpose to the world more fully and frequently. Again, he said time.
We talked about doing an activity with the horse to look more closely at these barriers. He said ‘no’, I just want to be with Zanna some more. So he led her off again and quietly stood with her, looking into her eyes and connecting deeply heart to heart. Again, he reported the deep peace he felt and what an incredible gift it was to feel this quiet peace.
Being able to feel this level of peace opens the heart and soul to be creative AND it opens the way for the body to heal and rejuvenate.
What would be the impact of taking an hour or even less to be in nature or be with a horse, to reflect on the peace one finds there? How might that bring forth your creativity? How might that recharge your batteries so you could do more in less time?