it’s true that even a small headwind affects the pleasure of the ride. you have to push a little harder. it’s not easy breezy.
i have developed a yogic cycling mantra in these times when the weather or terrain are causing friction: feel good, stay grateful.
oh, and “at every intersection, look every direction” – practice conscious biking. some times i look up from the handlebars and i suddenly realize i haven’t been paying attention. for how long? what did i miss?
despite my frequent anxiety, i have been working at cultivating and maintaining an attitude of gratitude. you should see my life. it’s amazing. there are, as with any life, complications and uncertainties. but they are all my choices.
i seem to get caught up in the philosophies of right vs wrong. can something be
right but evil
wrong but good
evil but right
good but wrong?
i think we all grasp the wrong but good, good but wrong. but the right but evil, evil but right? that seems a lot more complicated.
i get overwhelmed.
i love this time of year. late spring/early summer always feels full of so much potential.
speaking of which, for the 7th year in a row on June 3: False Profit presents Spring Training, a free day party @ Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland. honestly it really is one of my favorite days of the year. i sit around on all day on a blanket in the sun in a beautiful park overlooking the bay, listen to my friends play killer music, dance on top of waterfalls, and everyone i know shows up. it’s awesome. you should come.
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