This is one of my favourite quotes of all times.
I consider Balance to be one of the most significant qualities to living a great life. I like the view that balance is being in a position where one holds all options equally. It allows one the tremendous ability to keep the mind and heart clear to deal with the activities of living.
So, we have the bike (Life), to find and maintain our balance (mental and emotional stability) we need to keep moving (conscious, defining activity).
We all want life to be fun and exciting, and like the bicycle, we can only experience the thrills while riding.
First, we learn to ride, then we practice (sometimes forever), the fun comes along the way.
In the practicing is where most of us become faint hearted.
How do we stay on the move?
1) Decide to go somewhere. We get focus (or distraction from the action of riding), determination and stamina from having a place we want to go. Does it then matter where we choose to go? France, The white house, the park around the corner, the shops? Take a pick, any will do. Every destination (decision) is as good as any other. Deciding to make a cup of tea is as valid as deciding to go to work. Following through with each decision is key.
Alternatively we could ride around for the sake of it, but this gets tiring, ultimately increasing the desire to get “off” the bicycle.
2) Determine what the cycling actions are and do them, continously not necessarily consistently. We find balance by repeating the actions/steps that keep us on track with our desired destination. It is important to understand that there are times that it is ok to allow the bicycle to glide along while we put in little or no effort, just guiding and staying on track.
3) Remember to make the ride fun and interesting. Thinking and talking about where you are going helps keep the dream alive and maintains focus. It's a good idea to daily remind yourself of where you are going to help you make decisions today, this moment to keep you on course.
Easy2bme helps provide clarity and perspectives on staying on the move.
No matter how small the step, keep moving!