Some animals command our attention, perhaps by their size, unusual features or majestic presence. When I think about the most beautiful animal, one commonly found here in the United States, the horse comes to mind. According to Pam Brown:
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves—
And it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.”
The beautiful horse is the projection of my dreams about myself.
Strong and Powerful
Naturally, I seek some physical strength, but you and I know the inner strength is more important when striving to become a better human being. When I see a healthy horse grazing in the fields, it reminds me,
ugh, time to add fresh fruits and vegetables everyday to my diet. Yippee.
Occasionally, I will see a horse just standing, tail swishing back and forth to keep the horse flies away, and just gazing out over the pasture. Hmm, a reflective moment for the horse?
Maybe, but the moment does remind me to, ‘be still,’ and offer gratitude to the universe for all the beautiful gifts that have come my way.
Face it. Beautiful is where it is at! According to an article written in AlterNet, the cosmetic beauty industry, is…
“Worth $50 billion in the U.S. alone, with Asia a close second and gaining speed, the $170 billion beauty industry conspires to convince women that our fates depend on our looks which depend on what we spend. In this equation, ugliness — as society sees it — can be remedied like a disease, if you just spend enough. Refuse to buy? Your face and fate are your own fault.” (Read more on the Cosmetic Racket here…)
Nothing like twisting ones arm to make you think all those expensive beauty products will actually buy a beautiful self. My take? Why not keep the planet happy and make ourselves as decent as we can but do it simply in our price range. Enough said.
There you have it, a short reflection on the most beautiful animal, the horse: “God’s gift to mankind,” as written in the Arabian proverbs.
So, have you thoughts on any beautiful animals that project what you dream of yourself?
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