Welcome to mindful Zycling
Please join me and take a few calculated risks and go beyond our every day comfort zone and experience through the joy of cycling our health, heart and humanity. To meet and share our life with a variety of others that we wouldn’t normally meet. I invite you to look at some links I find worthy and share your adventures and experiences.
Personally I’m pretty much an atheist/agnostic, who nonetheless has an optimistic view of the human potential for good.
My spiritual thought and feelings come from the Existential ideas of Martin Buber of transforming rather than transcending the world. He understood that relationships with others would be equivalent to how religious people understood God.
I’m fascinated by the Dharma life and it’s possibilities of discovering a greatness of heart within ourselves and every being. It’s an invitation to inwardly drop our opinions, views, ideas of ourselves, thoughts, our whole sense of time, and come to rest in a non-fixed position.
Please don't be put off by the buddhist practice because it is a religion, you do not have to see it as such to get a lot from it. Personally I find the devotional side very difficult.
You will also notice that much of the content has a rather strong autobiographical reference. I suppose that when I first started this blog a couple of years ago, this was my intention ;to tell my story as many have asked me to do and have done themselves. As this process slowly progresses I will try to "let go" of this and explore the present more and relate that to my awareness
Several years ago I was given a book by the now forgotten Line Drawings Artist Frank Paterson.
Nobody has captured the spirit of cycling or the English Countryside better. Though this site has not been updated for ten years it's wonderful and worth visiting.
T shirt and Ajahn Sumedo teachings
i am happy to send a ZYCLING shirt and book to anyone who would like to take the mindful experience a little further down the road, or up the hill or even round the bend!
So I'll sign off with PLG. This means Peace, Love, Gratitude, so do not get it mixed up with LPG or we all may go up in smoke.
Adam Curtis's new video presentation BITTER LAKE is now available on BBC I player. The film is also available on THOUGHTMAYBE an excellent place for all his work .
one of the films that embody the idea " do what you want to" that the old man advises Slomo, is called THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. An organic farmer extraordinary a WWOOF paradise.
just a warning when watching this film be sure you have some tissues handy , and be prapared to have your heart opened. It's an experience that will make you pleased that you belong to the human race.
Books that I'm reading and recommend :
Back on the Road
In May/June I'll be visiting the west Coast of Canada/USA and if I get it together be sending weekly reports from the field, as they say , though in my case it probably will be.So if you happen to see me , do wave or something.