Transparency brings everything inside your own being, eliminating the very concept of inside and outside.
Richard Rudd, Gene Keys
Being transparent is being honest, i.e., nothing to hide. The scientific definition of transparency goes deeper than even the sterling value of honesty. Transparency is a translucent substance made visible by light shining through from behind.
Richard Rudd, quoted above, puts forth the concept of our ever-evolving awareness being contained within the ultimate consciousness of “what is”. When our awareness becomes a clear mirror for this larger consciousness, we become transparent. We are without judgment, without prejudice, without fear, without agendas. We are intimately and honestly transparent….all the time. Our light shines through.
In my experience, our four-legged friends live with intimate transparency. They perhaps love us more unconditionally than we love each other. They accept us. They observe us. They study us in detail and respond appropriately. They effortlessly surf the waves of our emotions and actions. And they remain present with us within the context of the larger world.
Geronimo is young and has been “ridden” only a handful of times. I sit on him bareback while smothering him in praises, strokes and coos; it is a big, fun love fest, held safely within the corral. These few “riding sessions” have each lasted no more than a few minutes.