A simple summertime spiritual practice
Take the rest of the day off. Grab a good book, a couple of bottles of wine, some cheese and fresh-baked bread, and a bag of carrots. Head out to a nice green pasture with a few horses in it. Bring this magazine, and tell the owners of the pasture that you are taking part in a huge scientific experiment. Give them a bottle of wine and invite them to join the experiment as well.
Find yourself a spot of shade under a nice tree. Take out your book. Have a few sips of wine, a bite of cheese, and a nibble of bread. Let the horses get over the shock of seeing a human who just wants to hang out in their pasture. Remember, people come through the gate only when they want horses to do something.
Once the horses have returned to grazing, randomly pick one out of the herd. Get up and start walking toward him. Envision yourself catching, collecting, and haltering one particular horse. After you have selected one, don’t change your mind. Keep focused on the horse. Keep walking straight toward him.
Now watch what happens. The horses you did not select will let you roam …