Friday, July 22, 2011

Wayne Dyer Quotes

I saw these Wayne Dyer quotes on my friend Gail Smith's Facebook status and simply had to share them - they are all too great not to share.

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation"
"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."
"Loving people live in a loving world. hostile people live in a hostile world. same world."
"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside."
"You don't need to be better than any one else you just need to be better than you used to be"
 'How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. '

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Consistency In Life and In Training

As I “grow up”, I find myself no longer wanting to fight, correct, defend, promote, or be apart of any type of life drama. The only "drama" I enjoy is the drama between me and my dogs as I run a course with them (Thanks to Tracy Sklenar for coining that term and helping me with that "drama" on course).

I've made many changes in my life over the years and have been able to gradually eliminate or add things into my life to support my wanted lifestyle. Some of the many things on this list of changes includes: 

  • no longer turning on the television
  • no longer reading the newspaper
  • never watching a video (or reading something) that looks to be sad, gruesome, or scary  (I would never click on a video that is described as "disgusting or horrible").
  • no longer "fight" for any "cause"
  • listening only to music on the radio (no talk or commercials)
  • never respond to negative talk
  • allow others to have opinions
  • not feeling the need to defend anything that I am doing (this one is the hardest for me and I am constantly working on it) 
  • acknowledging and appreciating things or events that are fun and pleasing
  • having the ability to look or walk away from unwanted things (accidents on the road, gossipy conversation next to me)

This is a work in progress and I am not perfect, but I am definitely improving. I feel it's important to be consistent in both life and in training and the more I go this direction, the more I am finding I love it and want to continue to live this way. Living life like this and training like this is just more fun and more fulfilling for me. I am sure that some people might feel that I have lost my mind. But I think I have actually found it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Keeping Up

Summer time in Minnesota sure makes it difficult for me to sit down at my computer and keep up on Facebook and my own blog. Lots of reading, relaxing, training, teaching lessons, and taking lessons. It's so much fun taking lessons with Terry Smorch as he always has practice courses built for FCI Worlds practice with Presto. Way too much fun and so good for both Schema and me.

Score has been critter hunting and batting around the handle-less horse Jolly ball in the back yard (handles removed because Schema is dangerous to herself and everyone around her when she has hold of the handle and is beating the ground and herself with it). Between finding chipmunks, moles, frogs, large toads as well as very teeny/tiny almost impossible to see toads, and now he is obsessed with dragonflies - he is easily entertained. 
A new obsession - dragonflies

What is so funny about the dogs is the simple pleasures they find to entertain themselves. 

Jolly Ball TIME!

Schema taking that handle-less Jolly ball down

Total ecstasy

Ya can''t get away from me!

Holes where the handle used to be. No one gets hurt, now.

And of course, Score has the ball that Schema doesn't want today (until it looks like he's having too much fun)

Score always plays with his Jolly ball by pushing it up against me

Then when they've gotten enough exercise, they look so happy.
On the deck, satisfied after play
Except that Schema is never done or satisfied...let's zoom in and see what she is doing....
Yep...that's the way she looks when she wants someone to come out the door
If it stays this hot, I think tomorrow we will go swimming, otherwise if it's cool we'll do some training or maybe just another day in the back yard reading and letting the dogs play with their Jolly balls. So many decisions.