Have you received acknowledgment from your horse?
Has he received acknowledgement from you?
Are you both sharing acknowledgement?
An acknowledgement recognizes the whole of the individual, both who they are being and what they are doing.
It does so in specific and evocative language that feels true to both the giver and receiver.
An acknowledgement is more a statement of a shared reality than a judgement.
It focuses slightly more on who the individual is being rather than on what they are doing.
An acknowledgement is a powerful way of saying:
“I see you. I see you proud and who you are meant to be.”
An outsider's acknowledgment can offer us a clue that we are on the right track where our goals are concerned because their perspective gives them a more complete view of our development.
But the outsider's perspective isn't nearly as important as the acknowledgement between us and our horse.
Often, when we attempt to judge our own progress, we are harder on ourselves than we should be.
People in the various realms of our lives, who have watched us grow for some time, can see precisely how far we’ve progressed.
The kind words they offer can provide us with the encouragement we need to continue forward.
The warmth and gratitude you feel when others praise you will remind you that you are moving closer to the fulfillment of your goals each and every day.
Giving an acknowledgment is a way of giving credit or props. Acknowledgments let both know who contributed.
The acknowledgement of others is helpful, but the acknowledgment between horse and human is enough if you are ready to receive it.
"I see you. I see you proud and who you are meant to be.”