Paradox of boundless spaces

Sometimes there are places you must simply ride alone. These are the spaces of reflection, awareness and self-mastery.

You expose the deep and vital landmarks to guide you through unmarked, unfamiliar, and sometimes unfriendly, terrain.

You choose this solo ride because you are designed to explore expansive lands.

You “live the ride” because you already know that what you discover holds the power to transform your mind and heart.

You learn the paradox of boundless spaces: there is no room for fear.

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Wrenching with heart and soul

A while back, I took a motorcycle maintenance course. It was a combination of classroom seminars on basic bike mechanics and hands-on demonstrations, complete with a day in the shop to work on our own bikes. Everyone in the course wanted new knowledge and basic mechanical skills to make minor adjustments and repairs.

We were riders of different ages and different competencies, yet even the most experienced was open to discovering what lives beneath the surface. We were a curious bunch and, with our instructor nearby, we gained the confidence to take tools to our bikes.

When it comes to wrenching, the questions that haunt the newly initiated include, “If I take this apart, can I put it back together? Properly? What if I find extra bolts lying around afterward? Do I trust myself?”
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Silent majorities

On one side, there’s the silent majority that feels compelled to muffle and censor its pain, resistance, and vision. On the other is the silent majority whose encouragement, support, and love never see the light.

For both, there’s a sense of potential rejection. Sharing is stifled, vulnerability shunned.

There are things in this world that we consider as “silent killers”. Who would have thought that silence itself could be one of them?

You have a heart. You have a voice. Now what’s in your way?

The inconvenience of generosity

In earlier posts, I’ve mentioned how the conscious practice of resilience when it’s least convenient is the key that bolsters resilience multi-fold  (Occupy Goo). It feels counterintuitive, but getting through the “goo” is the fastest way to get to the gold on the other side.  Continue reading The inconvenience of generosity