Today during Remington’s turn-out, there were wild dandelions growing along the outside of the turnout area, so I picked some and offered them to him. He devoured them and went looking for more outside the fence. The thought popped into my head “Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side”.
Watching Remy’s expectant posture, searching for more of those delicious greens, I realized that it’s okay to search outside ourselves sometimes. Not all the things we’re seeking come in neat little packages, nor do they always come to us by predictable means. We’ve all heard the phrase “The Grass isn’t greener on the other side” which somehow implies that there is a formula to follow when looking for those things that we hope will bring us fulfillment.
Animals continue to teach me that the questions and answers to life’s mysteries, and even the happiness and inner peace we all desire…….. dwells within each moment. As I watched Remington not only enjoying his dandelion treat, but his immediate acceptance when he realized that additional dandelions were not within reach and peacefully decided to go watch the other horses, I was reminded how easy it is to just come back to center….to just let go of searching when it is no longer serving a purpose.