How would you feel if one fine day you are out riding and every other person you come across, whether a driver or rider, makes way for you; waves you across; passes a smile; let`s you overtake at every opportunity and exhibits a “Pehle aap” attitude? Simply blissful, right? In turn, you would also feel the same towards them !
The one who is feeling calm, relaxed and loving on the inside will experience exactly the same on the outside. ‘This is the truth. Everybody wants to be genuinely safe. Why but? What is the motivation behind it? Why does it constantly have to be a struggle and/or a highly practiced routine? Umpteen times someone has told you – you gotta be safe out on the roads. Huh ! Everyone knows that ! But, you need something stronger to actually BE that. Something more natural. You need a strong instinct – that of love. BE SAFE, not by repeated rules or instruction but by will, by choice, by something stronger than you which drives you for greatness. THE LOVE INSTINCT. Love for yourself first, then other road users. We all have it within us – we were born that way. It is a choice, but, to use it or not.
Don`t think about your safety based in fear. Reverse the fear based logic and reasoning, replace it with love and notice how it feels to you and how it impacts others. When your decisions are based in love then everything will change. You will automatically become happier, calm and relaxed. So will your accelerating and braking inputs become. Out on the road, that`s all that matters. And it is highly contagious, believe me !
The picture shown here is that of, you know who – Valentino Rossi, with his bike. Those of you who like watching MotoGP, I am sure, must have noticed Valentino Rossi talking to his bike and to the tarmac on which he will race. You see that? That is an example of love ! As with all matters of the heart, he creates an understanding with his bike and the tarmac.
So the next time you go out riding, gain some perspective, reflect and think, whether it is really necessary to risk your life and take those corners as hard as you dare to and to test your and your bike`s limits? Is it really that important ? The most important equipment on the motorcycle is – you. There will never be another like you, now or ever. I am talking about self love.
That`s all that matters. Humans, People, Life, And Fun on a bike !
By: Vikram Malhotra