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Old 12-07-07, 10:34 PM   #1
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Mantra

When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart.

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Old 12-07-07, 10:36 PM   #2
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Does she ride a fixed gear or something?
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Ehh. I tried to repeat a mantra but everyone thought I was talking to myself.
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Ehh. I tried to repeat a mantra but everyone thought I was talking to myself.

I really WAS talking to myself...
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Old 12-07-07, 11:01 PM   #5
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So was I but I wasn't going to admit that!
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Sometimes a good, pulsing beat inside your ear (from the blood pumping and the music playing) is better than listening to nature... Thank God I have other senses so that I can at least appreciate nature while I am on a ride!
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Sometimes a good, pulsing beat inside your ear (from the blood pumping and the music playing) is better than listening to nature... Thank God I have other senses so that I can at least appreciate nature while I am on a ride!
Phil U are sooo right !
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I think that repeating mantras while biking is going to be illegal next year along with talking on cellphones while driving.
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