Timing is a factor here. Some guys never get thrown off the horse. And some of those guys look down on the other guys who have been thrown off the horse. And therefore … yes, you know where I’m going … the guys who have been thrown off the horse are not going to admit, which means dealing with the “throw-off” on their own. I’m not saying that’s a bad idea. But I am saying that handling it on your own is not the only option.
If I were to end the post right there, after that last sentence, this would be about the reality of tension … and the reality that there are stretches of long dark highways with no gas stations, no streetlights, no houses, no convenience stores, etc., in our lives. A guy named Tozer (long “o”) who said “The saint must walk alone.” And maybe that is the best way to end it. I am talking mainly to the guys, but we all know that women get thrown off the horse. And they have to make a decision about what the process looks like. What I believe is worth mentioning is that this is a judgment call for each wilder man. Just don’t ever forget that you are a wilder man. It looks a bit different for each man. If you don’t get back on the horse right away, I think there is some wisdom there. Listen to what your heart is telling you. But if its about courage, then grab a good grip on that strap, cowboy. Hold on for the ride of your life. Even if you do get bucked off. You are a wilder man.