Two horse guards taking their horse in after they finished their posting. - London 2015.
The title in it's full is "you can lead the horse to water but you can not make it drink". As always when I look for an image for these posts the title that pop's into my head at the right moment determines the subject of the post. So of course, the horse, and it being led, lent itself to the best title (now that is a tongue twister :) ).
But what does the title mean? Well my dear reader, people can suggest thing, they can advise things but ultimately the choice is yours what you do with the information, how you apply it, how you make it your own.
Today I was speaking to a client and the theme for the day was "it is your choice". We have free will in whatever it is we do, we can chose to be victims of a situation or chose to take charge of our lives, we can chose to blame something or someone on the outside or we can chose to take the power back, we can make the choice to wallow in our own sorrow or flip it on it's head and decide to be serene about the world. Everything is a question of choice and perspective. Yes, true there are times in our lives when we have no power to take control, and i guess those moments are when we are in survival mode and we need to conserve energy just to make it through the day, but when the situation is over, we can take back the energy and decide the outcome we wish for ourselves.
Even in this picture, the horse had a choice, to follow it's master or take a different path and fight the master, but I guess after a long shift standing outside perhaps it preferred the cool stables, something to eat and drink, and not have to put up with the tourists and the cars.
And of course there are those humans who have been shown the path to take so many times but they are not ready to step on it or even try the path for various fears, and often it is the fear that keeps you in one spot and makes you feel like you can not do anything about your situation. So then the choice is yours, you can either have a drink of water coming up with excuses for not drinking or you can try have a sip and have trust in the water that it will be clean enough and you satiate your thirst.
Clearly there are many ways to achieve something, and many excuses not to try something, and ultimately what you do is up to you and no one can fault you for it.
So my question to you is, if you were shown the water would you take a sip?
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