Up And Down
A long time ago, I used to do a lot or bike riding.
I was working a normal job.
I’d go riding after work.
One spring I got a mountain bike, but with slick tires.
By summer I had fallen in love with riding.
The guy in my local bike shops said he’d ride miles and miles just to AVOID hills.
But I loved them.
Both going up, and going down.
The fastest I ever went down, coasting, was 53 mph.
But I think I liked going up slightly more than going down.
Of course, nothing happens in a vacuum.
Yin And Yang
Whenever you’re riding down a hill, in the back of your mind, you’re thinking about the next uphill.
And whenever you’re riding up, you’re thinking about getting to the top.
For me, personally, that was the best part.
Grinding up, very slowly.
After having ridden for a few months, my legs and lungs were in shape.
So grinding up was definitely a kind of “zone.”
Where everything was balanced.
Legs and lungs.
The gear, the pedaling frequency, the quiet sounds of me breathing and pedaling and getting closer and closer to the top.
This was the time of day where I forgot everything.
All the work problems, relationship problems, financial problems, DID NOT EXIST.
That “grind” was pure.
Of course, after getting home after a long up and down ride, I could coast on the endorphins for a while.
Life CAN be like that.
To find brief periods of peace.
There are plenty of “truisms” and sayings about finding peace, or enlightenment, or self actualization.
Most of them talk about it as it is a steady state.
Nothing is a steady state.
Ever since the big bang 13 or so billion years ago, EVERYTHING is always changing.
You are always changing.
Your mind body system didn’t evolve to sit on a mountain and meditate.
To retreat into the hills and pray and chant all day in a monastery.
For some, yes.
But since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you want more out of life.
They say that happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have.
Is this true?
What if all you had was a pile of dirt?
No food, no water, no shelter, no friends, nothing.
Could you find happiness by wanting your dirt?
What about getting what you want?
Sure, for a little bit.
Say you spent six months getting to your target weight.
You step on the scale, and you’re AT your target weight.
Are you now “Happy?”
For how long?
What if happiness, or even self-actualization, can ONLY be found in your grind?
When you are grinding closer and closer to something YOU’VE chosen.
Something YOU know will be fantastic.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.