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Get Low


January 2015

Not much I can add to this excellent post…


  1. cycle1 says:

    Well said.  I ride alone mostly.  When

  2. cycle1 says:

    Well said. I ride alone mostly. When am in my rides and pushing myself sometimes, often when I’m hammering, I often have things I may have regretted from the past pop into my mind and I find myself saying, “Please forgive me Lord” or if I think of something someone did to me I find myself saying, “Please forgive them Lord” or “Please Help us Lord”. No one’s around when this happens, of course. I think this happens maybe because of being out there striving on a ride and maybe the discomfort from the hard riding makes fertile ground for the feeling of repentance or something akin to that. I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced this, but there does seem to be some spirtual work going on along with the physical on my ride. Do any of you get anything similar to this on rides? (Or maybe this is my own unique experience). The connection here is that I think I “get low” on my rides, but you do get the release when you forgive and ask for forgiveness. So when we “get low” by forgiving and asking for forgiveness we are actually released so that (in a good sense) we can “get high” on the grace of God (that often manifests itself through others). Peace, Michael

    • bgddyjim says:

      Very interesting… I don’t quite get like that on a ride but I do experience that on a regular basis. As a part of recovery, we have a step that has us, on a daily basis, taking an “inventory” of our day to reflect on where we were wrong or selfish and then doing what it takes to right those wrongs. Same principle. Thanks for commenting.

      • cycle1 says:

        Thank you for sharing that. I think my life is a constant recovery..:-) I guess I am under so much time-crunch in life that I get things pushed out to my rides. No worries, I am still paying attention to the trail. 🙂

      • bgddyjim says:

        Hey, whatever works. It’s all good. I was quite impressed that you use ride time for that kind of reflection… It says a lot about you as a person. Kudos.

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