By Michael Miller DO, FACOS, FAPWCA, WCC
The movie, The Horse Whisperer, lavishly showed that taking the time to become one with the subject of your attentions has the greatest potential to provide a symbiosis and subsequently, a healing. In the movie, an injured horse appears to be the primary focus but the astute viewer soon learns that this is but the tip of the tip of the iceberg. In fact, the interactions with the horse itself becomes merely a starting point rather than the focal point for the movie. As the story unfolds, we identify complex cross-current personality patterns, events and human frailties that ultimately becomes a soufflé; something involving significant complexity and skill with the highest risk of a catastrophic outcome, that when all things come together in the perfect proportions at the perfect time in the perfect way rise to become a thing of beauty. In the case of this movie, the horse, its owner and her mother all become transmuted for their own betterment and ultimately leave the horse whisperer to do as he has always done.