WARNING: Do not read this if you are going to read half. Do not read this article if you cling to the security of the ground below you because it may crack and then you might have to make a move. [This is a collaborative article between myself and Dr. Ben House (he wrote Part 1, I wrote Part 2 for those keeping score). It gets in the weeds a bit but we are really excited about the potential touched on here!]
Forty miles per hour on a tight left turn, OK 40 kilometers per hour. Nothing between me and rocks but my skin. Up a mountain side and down through a river, twenty minutes of short breathes, tension, and focus. Then I hit the kill switch. Everywhere you look is green and the world stops. I swing my leg off the bike and exhale. This is a microcosm of life. Alternation. Not good. Not bad.
The interesting thing about beliefs is that they are merely opinions, convictions. Not immutable facts. A belief is a learned habit of mind, a perception of our own reality. Yet many people hold these "facts" about the function of their body, their abilities, or their structure as unchangeable. But in reality we are a highly adaptable species and thru exploratory movement we can shed some of these distorted beliefs.