I am looking out my window at the remnants of the last snow storm, the sun is out, but it is cold enough to keep patches of snow on the ground. Oh yes! I am happy it snowed, it brings normal to this time of year. Just sayin’ that the weather these days in other parts of the country are anything but normal. But before we get into THAT grey area, let’s talk about something more black and white!
1) My love for mountain bike riding, and
2) How I learned that opposites depend on each other.
Now I am thinking about the many bike trails in the area. I am thinking that possibly in a month or two, my friends and I will go and ride where age, politics, religion, economic status, race…doesn’t matter. Just a girl (or guy) and a gear.
Yeah, I think you know where I’m going? I have learned much about how opposites depend on each other. Opposition is the great teacher, for example, some bike rides are a struggle, some are eureka. The sad part would be giving up, afraid of the struggle and never have the experience of moving forward. Trust me, or ask my husband, I have literally thrown my bike on difficult bike rides.
So, I have learned some useful skills. As I am riding, I can’t look back. I can’t look at the cliff. I can’t look at the bike. Wherever I look, my bike goes. When I see a rock on the trail, or sometimes many rocks, I focus my attention only to where I want to go. I am well aware that the rock is there, but I look next to it and that’s where I go.
I peddle right and left (or walk, run, swim, do yoga), my brain balances, and I move FORWARD. Many thoughts, much clarity, and inspiration let loose and I learn that this wouldn’t be possible without this type of movement.
When I put it on the trail, I discover things I can take back to real life. What are some of your discoveries?