The Extra Horse

I’m pages away from finishing Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway.   The following passage, written by Natalie, has struck me and struck me:

Suzuki Roshi once said about questioning our life, our purpose, “It’s like putting a horse on top of a horse and then climbing on and trying to ride. Riding a horse by itself is hard enough. Why add another horse? Then it’s impossible” We add that extra horse when we constantly question ourselves rather than just live out our lives, and be who we are at every moment.

~Natalie Goldberg

Don’t add the extra horse today.  Feel the smooth back of your own horse and sit still.

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