Of Hobbits and Horsemen
Of Hobbits and Horsemen Each of us has two ‘children’ that tag along behind us; they follow us like Peter Pan’s shadow. One of these children is called Results, the other Relationship. And Relationship has many children of its own - the Four Hobbits, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Horsemen are very destructive. They smash partnerships. They are mean children. So what do we do when they show up in a relationship? How do we notice, and acknowledge their presence? And at the same time, how do we attend to the homey qualities of the Hobbits that helps us support our important relationships? As a Zen Master (Suzuki Roshi) once said: If something comes into your mind, let it come in and let it go out. It will not stay long.