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Sophia Love ~ It’s Like Riding A Bike

Sophia Love | April 24 2012

So what is it really? Oneness. What does unity look like “where the rubber meets the road”? You and I are one? Really? We don’t look alike, do the same things or even think alike. It must be something I can’t see. Our unity must be expressed on a different field.

It’s like riding a bike. You learn once and never forget, regardless the years between trips. Remember your first time? It was my father’s hand who held the two-wheeler upright, running along beside me while I chattered and pedaled. He neglected to mention he’d be letting go. When I noticed, three things happened in rapid succession – my mouth dropped, a fly flew in and I crashed to the pavement. But I can ride a bike.

The decision to ride happens in your head. Your hands rest on the handlebars, turning while squeezing and releasing the brake. Your feet push the pedals, your legs pump, and your eyes direct while the muscles in your torso maintain you vertically. Each body part contributes a unique and vital component that results in a bike ride. You’d never go anywhere if your head didn’t first decide to do so. If you ask your hands what they are doing, they’d respond “gripping and releasing” while your feet will tell you they are “pushing these pedals”; all true. Only your head knows the bigger answer – you are riding a bike.

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