centered is the new word I am thinking about. (I get this every now and again, a word strikes me and I ponder its implications for a while, just fyi). :)
when I ride the horses, I want to ride centered. For me, simplified, that means I know where my weight is at, and everything else moves around that point. Being centered gives balance. Freedom. Excitement. A horse that will move forward and relax. Whether I am centered or not all the time, I need to ride centered all the time, whether we're walking, trotting, cantering, jumping. Otherwise I fall off eventually. And when I attempt to fall off, my instructor nearly has a heart attack. . . and I love my instructor and don't want her to die, so I try not to fall off or look like I'm going to. :)
centered. I want to live life centered, too. Centered in GOD. In His Word. I want my "weight" to be right there in Him, so everything else can move around that point. So I can have balance and freedom, so I can move forward and relax, at the same time, no matter what we're doing together.