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July 21, 2008
Are You Breaking the Law?
And I noticed something that suddenly struck me as profound. You've probably noticed this too but didn't think much about it.
Let me explain ...
What the heck am I talking about?
Here's the thing: These are the laws that power everything. Gravity, the sun, weather systems, ocean currents, the rotation of the earth, even nuclear reactions. Those are some powerful laws!
Therefore, I believe if we behave in accordance with these laws, it only stands to reason that we'll live more natural and harmonious lives.
Okay, back to the bike ride and the big revelation ...
Whenever you reduce your speed on a bike, the slower you go, the more wobbly your balance becomes. The faster you go, the more stable the bike is.
I'm sure it has to do with inertia and the gyroscope effect -- all laws based on physics.
So if this is an irrefutable Law of Nature, how can we apply it to our lives?
That's simple: Keep moving on your quest! Keep moving forward with your music, your passion, your purpose as an artist, your pursuit of happiness. It's only through constant motion and progress that you gain your balance and hit a steady, confident stride.
Of course, you'll hit a few potholes along the way. There will be speed bumps that force you to shift direction. But that doesn't mean you have to stop moving.
And if you do slow down, get distracted or neglect your true calling for a while, things will get wobbly. You'll feel off balance.
And it's only natural. Because it's the Law at work.
So if things have been off kilter lately, ask yourself:
- How have I been slowing down my forward motion?
- What's been holding me back?
- And, most important, what can I do to get steadily back in motion?
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