Hi We’re Adrian and James. We blog about long distance cycling adventures around the world. This blog is also about taking on a challenge, experimenting with a different way of living and experiencing life to its full including bikes, hikes and much more.
Empathy says ‘I feel you, we’re the same’. Sympathy says ‘I understand what you’re feeling but that’s separate from me’. Sympathy invites pity. Sympathy leads to imbalance; an attitude of superior position that says, ‘I’m OK, you’re not OK. You have a problem, I don’t’. Empathy invites acceptance. Empathy means equality; empathy says, ‘I get […]
We sat mesmerised by the golden lights reflecting in the holy waters of Sri Harmandir Sahib as the hypnotic rhythm of the Sikh mantra joined us with the infinite potential of the universe. Our journey had brought us to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the most revered site in the Sikh religion; a place of […]
We opted for a leisurely start and a shorter day today. Setting a target of around 150 km our plan was to split the journey to Amritsar, making the going more enjoyable for rider and pillion. Coming down from McLeod Ganj the heat cloaked us like a woollen shawl, forcing a stop just a few […]
Earlier this week we attended a short workshop at Tushita Meditation Centre. Cultivating Mindfulness and Emotional Balance with Glen Svenson was a three day event designed to help students develop their meditation practice and understand how to apply it to daily life. When you focus on something does your body tense? Do you find that concentrated […]
India is pretty full on. Come here a little out of whack and you’ll be found out. Like a house of mirrors and every one is truth. These last few days there have been some really strong lessons. It’s been as if every thought has manifested itself in real time. A supercharged karmic bubble. India is […]