The Backwards Bicycle

I have been spending most of my time over at my new social media endeavor called The Passionate Why but when I came across this video on the YouTube channel Smarter Every Day I knew it would be perfect for My Inner Medium.

First things first, watch the video!

Pretty cool! I couldn’t believe how long, and how much practice it took him to figure out how to ride that bicycle. And I believe him when he says that no one in the world can ride this bike (without significant time to practice).

What was equally cool was that forgot how to ride a normal bicycle!? Isn’t the mind a wonderful thing 🙂

If I relate this to my spiritual practice this video has taught me self compassion. The mind does not change easily, especially for ideas that are deeply ingrained. When dealing with all of those recurring negative thoughts that I wish I wouldn’t have, I need to remember this. I need to forgive myself. And I need to move on.

I am so happy I found this clip. I hope it helps you as well.

 

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