because this world is meant to be seen. because when you lift your eyes, you lift your being. because for an equestrian, the words “eyes up” are inevitably followed by “heels down.” and this is the essential process of balancing: you look forward, but settle your roots precisely where you are in this moment. you cannot be balanced otherwise. eyes up: be alert; heels down: be present. this is it. here you are. don’t spend your time looking down at the earth when you will soon enough be in it. eyes up!
this is so perfect. i kind of want this as a tattoo now.