Do what you love and you will be what you love.


Do what you love and you will be what you love.

In this picture, I see two beings doing what they love.

I see a beautifully imperfect girl and her beautifully imperfect horse.

In this photo, I was tight. I had to bend my knees to touch my toes.

In this photo, Hope was tight. Her body is not perfect. Neither is mine.

In this photo, we were learning a new way to be together.

In this photo, I was taking care of myself so I could offer her the space she needed to love and be loved.

In this photo, we were blossoming.

In this photo, we are beautiful.

Often times when we see photos, whether of others or ourselves, our initial reaction is to judge. We see what isn’t perfect. What isn’t good enough. What doesn’t look like enough healthy movement, or enough of a smile, or a weird angle.

We often categorize our life in moments, judgments, tests, measures, and comparisons. We look for whether or not we’ve “made it”. Whether or not we’re “there yet”. Whether we’re “being who we want to be”.

If we’re doing what we love every day, aren’t we being that person? Aren’t we being our most authentic selves? If we’re loving openly every day, aren’t we? If we’re doing something, even a little something… aren’t we? If we’re at least taking a moment to take care of ourselves… aren’t we? Even if it’s not every day but on average… aren’t we?

Do what you love and you will be what you love.

My friends… you are that person. You are where you need to be. You are the person you want to be. And your horse is right there with you… The two of you, together, to help and support and do and be along the way. Loving and expressing the ups and downs… being what you love.

Published by Kara Cumberton

Wellness and horses are my things. I'm a rider, a bodyworker, and a college student studying integrative health and wellness. I also love nature, yoga, my dog, art, writing, and cooking.

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