The New Year is a fun and exciting time for all of us, you begin seeing the “New Year, New Me” posts on social media. Companies are marketing the idea of a fresh start. Most of us are thinking of ways to improve in the upcoming year, and then there are our Resolutions. The New Year gives us a chance of starting fresh, rebooting, and having an opportunity to leave the past year’s hurdles behind us, and tackle new obstacles in the year to come. For the CANA Foundation and its team members we ended our year off fighting to make sure the slaughter bill doesn’t get passed. And this year that is still the mission as we close in on the time that our representatives will be voting on the bill. We have also rehomed 100 wild horses, and are looking forward to rewilding more of them on to public and private lands this year. We’ve got so much in store for 2018 and want to share it with our supporters!
If you haven’t already, adding rewilding to your New Year resolution is something that you won’t regret. Investing in the betterment of self is a great way to kick off the New Year! Everyone’s journey to rewild is specific to them, but there is a common outcome. It’s a journey that will enlighten you, offer a better knowledge of self, and it will increase your appreciation for our planet and all of the gifts it offers us. CANA is a multifaceted organization that focuses on horses, humans and habitat. We believe the three are synonymous, and the betterment of all three, cliché as it may sound, will make this world a better place.
The author Richard Wright once said, “Men starve from a lack of self realization just as much as they can from a lack of bread and water.” A lot of us are looking for a way to get more in tune with ourselves, and rewilding is certainly a way to do so. My own personal experience with rewilding has taught me that the simplest but most extraordinary act we can do is show our appreciation. Greed creates the illusion that we don’t have enough and are always in need of more. But if you look at our ancestors, they have shown us to value our land and not take from it without giving back. In indigenous cultures, values like family and respecting all living things were put in the forefront. As a society we need to get back to that, and that is what rewilding is. It is the restoration of tradition, reverting back to the quintessential form of life.
I urge all of you who are supporters of CANA Foundation to take the journey of rewilding if you haven’t already. It is essential to try and live a more naturally considerate lifestyle in 2018. As a Foundation we’ve got so much in store for the world. We’ve got our rewilding curriculum and meditation coming soon, along with a lot of new and exciting things. Please visit our website www.canafoundation.org and find out how you can help spark a change in yourself and the world around you.