Ride your own ride

By Casey Cheah, 6 April 2020

Ride your own ride

Ride your own ride. A little fun fact about me! I ride a motorbike, and have been riding now for almost 4 years! When I first got my license it was both scary and exhilarating. But one of the most important lessons I have ever learnt is to always ‘ride your own ride’.

Always ride your own ride

I started off on a small beginner bike, but after a couple of years it was time to upgrade. As I was test riding a new, much bigger bike, it felt enormous and heavy, but also fun and powerful! I was following a more experienced rider. As he was pulling into a park, he suddenly realised it was a no-standing zone and zipped back out. I followed him into the park even though I knew it was no-standing, but unfortunately I didn’t have the skills or capability to zip out. So I ended up dropping the bike… and so had to buy it! After a big cry in the gutter, I learned the hard way to always ‘ride my own ride’.

Following the herd is easy…

It can be so easy to follow the herd, or to feel pressured to do things that just don’t feel right to us. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others and to judge ourselves for not being as good or as successful as someone else. We all have those moments of weakness and that is absolutely part of being human. The problem is when we compare and judge ourselves, we end up in a disempowered state of mind. At best, this doesn’t feel good. At worst, if this becomes a constant cycle, we end up in a state of anxiety, depression, or constant anger and frustration.

Reiki helps you ride your own ride

So how can Reiki healing help? Reiki reminds us that although we are individual people, we are also connected to something much greater than ourselves. The Reiki principles tell us to let go of worry, and instead connect back to our intuition and gut instinct. Reiki tunes us into our inner Self, so that we have a greater awareness of how we feel at any moment in time. There have been times on the bike where I have felt pressure to keep up with more experienced riders. Other times I felt pressure to follow a path that I didn’t feel comfortable on, or try to park in a spot I knew was no-standing! If I had more confidence in that moment, I would have made a difference choice.

It doesn’t matter what others think

Even though I ended up dropping the bike, now I am forever grateful to that experience. It really did teach me that valuable lesson, and I won’t ever forget it! I have learned that it doesn’t matter what other people are doing, and it doesn’t matter what others think. Tune into what feels right for YOU, and you will feel so much better for standing in true alignment with yourself.

Book in for Reiki

To learn more about how Reiki healing can help you tune into your inner Self, book in for an appointment here. I’m offering Distant Reiki sessions, which are just as powerful as in person, and have the added benefit of keeping us both safe!

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