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Being right is a compromise. Looking, listening and doing what needs doing is the alternative

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wisdom sans passion = empty words

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So you can sprout wise words all you like.You can be the guru and even be right most of the time.But guess what?The moment you live by the being right rather than the wisdom you sprout, you will stumble. And of course, I am not talking about you.I am talking about me.And a special new teacher in my life.A little girl called Sage.As wise as her name and smarter than me.Like all the critters I know. And of course, once again, not only Sage, but every other guru beast I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.Because she is simply teaching me the lessons I have not listened to from patient teachers who have spent time being real with me in the past.
So.The lesson.To do my passion.Every moment.Like my friend Craig here.An inspiration like so many animal people I know. In recent times I went on a journey of discovery.Got stuck in my head.So my time, as a result, has been filled with a waste of effort and a lack of animal contact time. Lots of theory.My hands are just far too clean.Enter Sage.Alo…

Control freak?

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Love is - letting go of the outcome
Are you a control freak?Do you train to control or do you do it because it is where there is an excuse not to be in control? (-:
Imagine that lion trainer forcing that circus lion into the corner with a whip and a chair.Days of old.Imagine that dog being yanked into position using a choke chain.Hearts are cold. Imagine the horse being spurred into a gallop and bitted into a stop.Souls are sold.
These used to be accepted training methods.In some instances, they still may be practised. These are not what we consider training at all.True training is something much more harmonious.We have all dreamed of being Dr Doolittle.Of talking to animals.Truth be told – it’s possible.Using true training. I love it when I hear new information about animal training.When I am challenged to think in new ways.I love to be challenged.And I really love it when I notice that I am being challenged because then I know that objectivity is heading into the space.Being challenged me…