Friday, May 28, 2010

Bike Riding, Summer and the Unknown

Today is May 28 and summer seems to be here...a day or two early.  Yesterday I rode my bike in the weather that I love so much...hot hot hot and it made me happy.  Bike riding for me has always been a time of thought and meditation and during those rides I have usually come up with ideas, solutions, or faced fears that seem too big on the surface for me to deal with.  Right now in life I am faced with all three...some fears, some solutions, and some ideas but the progress in my mind is slow going.  There is a vast unknown aspect of life these days that is not unlike being in the Space Shuttle and drifting gently and quietly in space while looking deep into the universe knowing that there is more out there, but not being sure how to get there.  A sense of knowledge from the past and hindsight that will help with the coming future...but also the feeling of silence, the kind that one might feel on a small boat in the ocean in the middle of the night...a great journey is taking place, but at times, that journey does not come easy and will not give up its intentions of direction or winds that blow.  There is a similar feeling for me that i had when I first began writing this blog in 2007...it is the feeling of getting ready to launch and taking the time before to rest, eat, think and train for the mission at hand.  My life seems like a series of these missions, which i am thankful for.  They often occur with blinding speed and force and after each one, i realize how intense they were and how much was accomplished and only then can i reflect on the journey.  I think what I am trying to say is, life is like a series space missions...and in between we need to reflect, rest, recover and train for the next one...and never forget what we learned on the last one so each trip is more meaningful and safe and focused...but also fun.  So for now...all systems are a go, but the launch pad is quiet for a bit longer...

Love and Understanding

3 comments:

Swirly said...

Looking forward to seeing where the next liftoff takes you!

lu said...

I've felt a similar change in mission, one that takes me away from the old blog-- I still have it as a fall back and use it from time when I need to figure something out, but I'm exploring and looking for a new direction. I'm not certain what the next thing will be, I dabble, but when I find it I'll pass it on to you in hopes that you will pass along to me where your journey is taking you. Thank you for being a witness when I needed it to know I was human

big love for you and yours

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