Learning: the process of intake, decoding, comprehending and registering information and the creation of mechanisms correlating, organizing and revealing the registered information.
Learning happens on the individual cellular level and on the level of cellular systems (organism). In complicated organisms –systems of millions of cells and multiple organs- the process of learning differentiates and specializes according to the function of each cell-organ. Part of learning in these organisms is the building, trying, opening and installing of communication systems between them so that all together function as a whole with qualities higher than the sum of the parts. Humans learn to breath, to eat, to digest, to look and see, to hear and listen to more, to differentiate and understand internal and external stimuli. Through learning internal networks of communication are created that offer the chance for survival.
From the very first stages of learning, the imprinting of information gets «colored» by the pleasure or pain caused by the stimulus and from the reactions of the environment.
The «coloring» of stimuli differs in different environments and mentalities. For example, A snake is an animal. The child who grows in an environment were snakes are considered sacred and are respected by people, has a different «coloring» of the stimulus «snake» than a child who grow up in an environment with fear towards snakes. The «colors» and validation of the information-stimuli, create the basic grid for further learning.
Each organism has the inbuilt characteristics of its species but also has its differentiated individual way of learning. Each environment has its own approach and mentality about learning. The approach can be helpful, reinforcing, understanding. It may be negative (fear of knowledge and development) or it can be manipulative (creating illusions and false interpretations thus leading knowledge towards creating a certain model of thinking and behavior).
Each environment like each organism has its own needs, fears, desires that lead or mislead the person in the learning process. The behavior, thoughts, decisions and emotions of each person are developed on what is learned and how. Learning goes on through life, every day is a learning experience and the only way to stop it is to become psychologically negative and block the intake and processing of information.
Horses, like people, learn the world in the social environment they grow up in. They have humongous curiosity, their survival instinct is clear and they have minimal benefit of delaying or blocking knowledge for others.
Thus they help people to activate forgotten learning mechanisms that have sunk under an overload of information, misleading information, continuous flow of conflicting messages and psychological fatigue due to confusion and fear. Horses lead people towards clear communication and clear language. They absorb and replay the confusion of humans by demonstrating and making clear to them even when they deny they are confused.
They help humans detox from misinformation and useless information and restart the mechanism of knowledge.
For example, many times in our lives we try hard to achieve something we want (goal). We use our strength, our knowledge, our potential and we fail. We fail repetively.
The horse helps us understand:
- If we really need this goal
- If the desire for the goal is clear or is hiding conflicting desires, personal or others, if it contradicts with values and principles and laws of the family or the social environment
- to reveal that many other definitions-opinions that we consider right are dysfunctional in life
- to reveal that the ways we try to learn are many times stuck and inefficient
- to create mechanisms of knowledge
And all the abovementioned without criticism or humiliation, without even interfering with our conscious thought, but rather in a subtle way that liberates us without any pressure and allows us to reconnect with our potential and inner joy of knowledge.