TBT- Motorcycle Meditation and The Duck

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In honor of Throw Back Thursday, I wanted to re-post one of my original blog posts.   It seems so long ago that I started this blog, and yet it still feels so new.  I was feeling the need for inspiration, and came upon this blog about the duck.  I hope you enjoy it.  The message is still relevant.  I think we can all take a lesson from the duck.  Self confidence, determination will help you soar.  Thanks for taking the time to re-read.  Enjoy

Okay many people will think I am crazy but some of my best moments of meditation happen while on the back of our Harley.

While we were heading up to Estes on Monday. I was thinking about starting this blog. I have to say I was pretty excited to actually start… A blog, to actually get my thoughts written down.

This led me to the thought of how cool it would be if there was some way to plug in to your brain (yes, like a pensive from Harry Potter … but different) you know, have all my thoughts poured out and perfectly placed describing everything just as it is in my brain. As quick as the thought came however… It was dismissed. Too many of my thoughts should never really be shared.

My thoughts quickly shifted While we rode up the canyon.

I noticed the flow of the river… A hawk soaring by… But…what happened to really capture my attention, is a duck. Yes, a duck. You see, I look to my right and there was this duck flying along side us. Have you ever really stopped and thought about a duck in flight. Have you noticed how vigorously they must flap their wings to fly even the shortest of distance? They work so hard to get to their destination. The perseverance needed to maintain flight is in inspiring.

The duck is so self confident. I mean come on… He is no Eagle.. Sparrow…or Hawk. No long soaring swoops or glides do they get to take, and yet, he can fly. I can’t fly, he…can.

One Reply to “TBT- Motorcycle Meditation and The Duck”

  1. This reminds me of a conversation I had with my father when I was about 14 years old. I asked him why it was so easy for some to accomplish some thing when it was so hard for me, he said ” did you accomplish it? I said yes, but it was hard, so hard to do. I studied and studied and it really wore me out! But I did it.” He said, “Some people are so smart, but they can’t tie there shoes, some people have to work harder to be smart but can tie their shoes. I Guess the Ducks dream about being eagles and hawks, but through hard work and purpose they successfully get where they need to go.

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