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'Moving' meditations

  1. IMG_9884.JPG One of the things that I like about motorcycling is that it is something that you can do solo, with a group or a one on one, and sometimes even mix and match it as the day goes along. My solo rides generally turn into ridiculous amounts of dawdling and what I would say could look like a spaghetti bowl if I were to plot it on Google maps (especially if there is a bicycling race shutting down most the mountainous hinterland roads!). :sour:
    It’s generally these solo rides that make you more inquisitive and gives you the time you need to mosey around nooks and crannies. It gives you the time you need to explore at your leisure and finally find out the answer to the repeating question… “I wonder what is down that track….?”:watching:
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    or what over areas in life lets you do these exploratory twists and turns at leisure? In a world where there seems to always be pressure, where things had to be done yesterday (and with no signs of stopping):stop::sorry:. One is the master of the route, the destiny, the pace, the position (on the bike) and the enjoyment. The Oxford dictionary defines ‘meditation’ as: “continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation.” So if this is the case, then riding is my moving meditation. And as we all know, meditation is good for health, and even better for the soul! So here’s to moving meditations! :love:
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    (Maybe there is a PhD there somewhere for someone to study the benefits of moving meditations daily, vs what most people think of meditating; sitting in the lotus leaf position possibly chanting “ohm” for an extended period of time) ;) IMG_9928.JPG IMG_9900.JPG

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    The energy of a cut's lizard tail,
    The passion of a Spaniard at motoGP,
    As annoying as a flea in the ear,
    With the love for biking as Kayne West loves himself.
    Looking at life through vertically challenged eyes.
    Valvoline.... you know what I mean! ;-)
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  1. Mudfrog
    Wonderful summation of everything I love about 'moving meditation'. Thanks for sharing your observations and ruminations. cheers Fred :)
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  2. Cster
    Another little de-stressing read, thank you for that. The journey even if just read like I have just done, does really drop the blood pressure. Riding is truly all about the activity, not necessarily about the destination, though they can be great those destinations, especially if its a sort after Rally badge etc.
    The closest car drivers can come to it is a convertible or at a pinch pressing their face against the windshield and well we all know that's not the easiest position to drive in. As Yoda would say Enjoyed it I did.
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  3. Lazy Libran
    Love the usage of 'moving meditation' as riding. Simply brilliant...

    I've coined the term bikeyoga as riding.

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