Mizu no Kokoro

The phrase Mizu no Kokoro is translated as 'a mind like still water'
Calm water is like a mirror and gives a picture of all that is around. Conversely troubled waters only reflect the turmoil within. When a person approaches a problem with calm and composure then like the reflection on calm water he sees everything. So also when a problem causes turmoil then like the troubled water on confusion is seen. Imagine an intellect as calm, a will as relentless and indomitable and a personality as adaptable as water and you will have envisioned a MIND LIKE WATER.
— Sensei Takayuki Mikami

This is something that the DOR is practicing recently. She feels that if she can have a mind like still water she will be able to see what is truly going on with us horses, that our communication will be better, and her emotions won't influence us inadvertently. I am a bit concerned that she may start wearing monk's robes and chanting...sometimes she is so strange.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Breathe said...

A calm horse has a calm rider

-- Monk Lily

Water? I am kind of thirsty...

-- Nonmonk Cibolo

Susan said...

It's too early in the morning for me to come up with a witty reply, but I like it. I am currently training myself to focus on my breathing as often as I remember throughout the day for the same reason.

Anonymous said...

Your DOR is on the right track - and she doesn't have to wear robes to do it (although there might be some chanting!).

Once Upon an Equine said...

I like that concept. And that's a great picture Jack.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great idea. Wow.....it's really deep over here....your mind...not the water. lol!



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