I have always been interested and intrigued by things the mind cannot grasp. As a child, I was drawn to nature–plants, animals and wildness–and my folks said I wandered through the woods for hours. After going to church as a kid, I spent time in college studying philosophy, spirituality and religion, followed by living in an ashram with a different name, wearing all cotton cloths and a turban, eating a vegetarian diet, practicing Kundalini yoga and meditating. All of these things were rewarding in their own ways, but none of them brought (or bring) me ‘into the present moment’ quite like horses do. Being with my wolfdog and my horses (pictured below), was very grounding, and real.
While listening to Eckhart Tolle’s audio book, The Power of Now, I discovered that the language he used helped me feel a real sense of peace, like I had finally ‘come home.’ The audio and video clips, poems and writings of some other spiritual teachers resonated with me in the same way. The writing of Jan Frazier, in particular, seemed to touch me deeply. I will be forever grateful that she tripped me at the cliff’s edge….
This blog came to me as a vehicle for expression&mdasha way to share the feeling of ‘coming home’. Perhaps those who visit will feel encouraged to know that what they long for IS within them, and it IS possible for them to … Know That. The blog contains photos, personal reflections, poetry, prose, quotes and video clips—all Reflections on Now. Additionally, I have included a few links to other blogs and web sites that share this focus.
The horse shown in the blog header is Etta, a black Morgan mare. She lives, as all animals do, in the present moment, offering herself as a role model of how to be here now. I think of her as “The Black Buddha.” Feel free to click this link to view a few photos of her Buddha Buddies.
I welcome relevant comments that readers choose to share.
Update: The beautiful wolf dog in the photo above, named Lucy, passed away on June 4, 2012. While her form is no longer here with us, my husband and I still very much feel her presence in our lives. Read her tribute here: Dear Lucy.
Grace Lambert – aka equiwolf
The header photo, and the photo on this page were both taken by Dow Lambert.
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