The Ride

Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving. 

~ Albert Einstein ~

Remember when you were a kid and learning how to ride a bike?  How you kept trying and trying, you would fall, get back up and try again.  Then there were those moments when you would go a bit of a distance and you got a sense, a feel of balance.  You learned what to do and what not to do in order to keep your balance.

Now, you have got it, you can ride your bike without much effort involved, without much thinking involved, you get on and go.  Of course sometimes there are obstacles that cross your path and sometimes these obstacles can temporarily throw you off balance, sometimes they may even cause you to fall.  Depending on how bad you are thrown off balance, how hard you fall and how much damage is done determines your faith and willingness to get back on your bike, to find your balance and continue your ride.

Do you give in to fear?  Do you question the purpose of the ride? You may ask yourself why you should take a chance if you can fall and get hurt again.  What if you make a wrong turn and run smack into a brick wall?  How can you take that risk?  Maybe you should give up bike riding all together.

Oh, but you can’t because you do love that feeling when everything is in balance, when you have no  fear and you are  trusting your ability to keep your balance and to know where you are going so you don’t make any wrong turns.  There are those moments when you have such agility, such grace that you easily swerve around any obstacles on your path.

You become willing to forget all the hurt from all the falls, you become willing to try again.

If you continue to have faith in your balance, abilities and awareness, if you willingly risk the ride…..you will someday become a master bike rider and you will find a path that is so peaceful, so beautiful that it will feel like you are flying in heaven.  You will then know that the ride was worth every fall.

©Irma Francis

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