Note to self: The next time I do a 10,000 mile motorcycle trip, don't try to drive from Santa Clara, CA to Newport Beach, CA in one day on a Friday before a three day weekend.
I got most of the way there just fine. The last 140 miles took 5.5 hours. My hands, arms, and shoulders are toast! Hazel was getting tired too,
I thought about breakthroughs a lot today while inching along south. I tried to cut off the complaints and whining about the really slow traffic. It's tough to not whine! But it is also important. In the scheme of things the traffic was no big deal.
Pain, yes. Inconvenience, yes.
I think many people, myself included, tend to make barriers appear or feel BIGGER than they are and we don't acknowledge what's amazing. Are their frustrations, barriers, or setbacks that you allow to mean MORE than is appropriate or helpful?
The mental garbage, or drama, that we allow to get or keep us off track needs to go! We just need to reinvent the situation and see things in a more compelling and positivie light.
I drove over 440 miles today. That's a lot.
I got a lesson in the important relationship of weight distribution and balance today. The fine folks at Motto sent some Motto magazines for me to give away at last night's event. I had some left over so I moved some things around so I could carry some on my bike.
Now imagine this. My gas tank was nearly empty. I put a stack of magazines in the tank bag that sits on top of the gas tank.
Can you guess what happened? I got on the bike and pushed it upright. Because the magazines were high, they were levered upward and the momentum caused me to continue right through upright and the bike went down in the parking lot. A nice man watched the whole thing happen and helped me get the bike upright again (after he stopped laughing). I checked the bike for damage - none. I check me for damage - nothing I could feel or see.
I then got back on the bike and neary pushed it over on its side again. Those magazines were having a big affect. I rearranged things and all worked well.
Are you balanced? Do you feel like there is some force keeping you blocked?