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Growing up on a farm I learned so much about love through nurturing our animals. I also learned how to gain trust by watching my Ma'ma interact with horses.
As a kid I remember watching her in the round corral breaking the wild horses and being mesmerized by her ability to tame them. Seeing the connection and trust she built with them and watching them go from guarded to meek and mild. It wasn't always an easy process. In some ways they had to learn how to be vulnerable and let someone in. Some of the horses had been with owners that didn't know how to connect with them and gain that trust. I could tell my Ma'ma really loved the horses and I really have always admired her for her kind nature and ability to genuinely connect with animals and people so well.
As I've gotten older I have realized my fascination with horses and how they make me feel. I guess I feel a likeness to horses. I understand why they can sometimes be guarded vs meek and mild.
Once you get past that guard you see they just have have a childlike, wild, free, spirit. A kindness, and gentle of you earn their trust. You see those big eyes. The pureness and sweetness that can't hide.
Horses calm me. The way they look at me with gentle eyes and see me. For me.
I understand why eyes are my favorite feature and eye contact is most important. It's the tell all. It's truth. It's raw.
The thought of being seen and putting it all out there (after you have every reason not to) is strength. It's beautiful. It's real. I believe it only becomes more meaningful each time you can become a victor of the situations and people that didn't know how to connect with you and the ways your tender heart longs for.
I don't think there's anything better than being seen and accepted just as you are.
It's what we all need. 🐎🦄✨ #love #vulnerability #heart #truth #kindness #authenticity #windows #soul #horses #pure #eyes #tender #heart