Life Lessons From Horses – Part 3: Live A Balanced Life To Live A Full Life

by Patrick Liew on January 31, 2014

I had the good fortune of riding on a few horses in different parts of the world.

The last time I did it was up in the mountain near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

It was a scary but an exhilarating experience. We rode through the forest, up steep slopes, across streams, and on hilly and rocky tracks.

One thing that I learned is that horses reflect my behavior. Probably, it’s because I am controlling it with a bridle.

They are stable-footed and balanced being. If I’m going to ride smoothly and reach my destination, I have to be stable and balanced too.

If not, I can lead the horse astray. I can also stumble it and accidentally cause it to throw me out of the saddle.

It reminds me that when a person wants to learn Chinese Kung Fu, he has to learn how to “站马桩.”

In other words, he needs to learn how to stand like a horse; stable, balanced and secure. If not, he can never be a good martial artist.

In the same way, to ride life effectively, we have to live it in a stable and balanced way.

Every area of our life can affect other areas of our life.

How we perform in one area affects how well we perform in the other areas.

If one aspect of our life is not right, every other aspect of our life can go wrong.

As they say, we are only be as strong as the weakest link. Unless we guard our weakness, we fall prey to the vultures of life.

If every area is right, like a good horse, we can race better, faster and more smoothly through life.

When our life is balanced and well-managed, it will also be easier for us to be successful in our work and other endeavor.

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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Life is FUNtastic!


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