There is something so freeing about riding through what feels like an endless ribbon of fields with the wind in your hair and dress floating in the breeze. Horse riding takes me back to the days of my childhood, bringing back sweet memories of nostalgia – it’s a very warm feeling. It’s funny how these memories come flooding back to us, bringing along with them an overwhelming amount of emotions. I haven’t jumped on a horse for ten years now but within an instant I remembered exactly how to ride as if it was only yesterday – I guess there are some things that you can just never forget, they always come back to you!
Reminiscing on the past can bring back so much joy and a simple kind of happiness. It’s a gentle reminder of things you once loved but this doesn’t have to mean that the present moment is less of a greater time than the past. In fact, the past can help us connect to the present in a way that is deeper and cathartic or perhaps simply just reveal a greater appreciation for the present activity and opportunity. It’s interesting how these two concepts, the past and present work together, with the former actually being an agent off the latter.