Life with a capital L

Hi all. I just added a new article category — “Life with a capital L”

There’s so much going on these days. Between the divorce and re-committing to my life path, I’m learning a ton (whether I want to or not!).

Here’s the first installment.

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The two things you must study

I just crafted a response to a lawyer. His “provisions” freaked me out, but I had to respond clearly and dispassionately. I think I did OK.

Thing No. 1 – Learn yourself. Take the time to learn what makes you crazy and what makes you happy. What scares you? What elates you? This is not a pleasant process. Sit with the pain and let it speak. What do you need?

Thing No. 2 – Learn how to express yourself, in speech and in text. That’s your best chance to get what you need.

That’s it for now. More to come.

BRAAAP! That’s what I need right now … 🙂

12 replies
  1. Joss Dewaele says:

    Joseph Campbell was a very learned man. He spent his life studying languages and cultures across space and time. When asked to impart one paramount lesson from all of his life studies, he said, “follow your bliss.”

    Lee, your work brings bliss to yourself and others, and there is no higher accomplishment that one can find in life than that.

    Braaap, indeed. Pedal on!

  2. Don says:


    I check in here all the time. I learn a lot and never respond. So..

    A.Sorry to hear of your troubles.
    B.Stay focused on what you need to get done to stay sane.
    C.Joss put it perfectly…”your work brings bliss to yourself and others, and there is no higher accomplishment that one can find in life than that”
    D.go ride and clear your mind.

    keep the rubber side down!! Braaap!!

  3. pawelw says:

    Hi Lee,

    Going through dark time myself now (an not being able to ride my bike for months), I just want to connect and share with you a piece of… poetry. Here it is a poem by great poet Rumi:

    “This being human is a guest house
    Every morning a new arrival.
    A joy, a depression, a meanness,
    some momentary awareness comes
    as an unexpected visitor.
    Welcome and entertain them all!
    Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
    who violently sweep your house
    empty of its furniture,
    still treat each guest honorably.
    He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
    The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
    meet them at the door laughing,
    and invite them in.
    Be grateful for whoever comes,
    because each has been sent
    as a guide from beyond.”

    Keep the Spirit High, You are The Light (or Delight) for a lot of us bikers:) and let the Braaap!! be with You!

    Warm greetings from Poland,

  4. Tony says:

    …but I’m still going out for an hour or so on my own.

    compromise and moderation are two important qualities for the “L” thingy too.

  5. dirty mike says:

    Rumi and Joseph Campbell are cool and both are a fun read but i prefer Conan the barbarian…
    “what does not kill you will make you stronger”
    hang in there bro!

  6. K8 says:

    Yo Lee-

    Further Ruminations:

    “Do not be satisfied with stories, how things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi

    You are becoming a Legend and true cyco-therapist.

    “When we love ourselves enough we no longer hold onto the expectations of what someone else will do for us. We know what we need and how to negotiate our needs with the people we are close to. We are mature enough to accept the differences and not hold on to someone that doesn’t want to be in our life anymore. To truly love, we must be willing to let go and let die that which no longer can be with us, knowing that the people who are supposed to be in our life will be there. “ – Patti Ashley

    Trust you continue to follow the flow that is within and surrounds you. Remember the context is forever changing. Knowing you enjoy the ride with gusto.

    Thanks for caring enough to share,


  7. Keith says:

    Hey let me know when you need to get out of the big city and come out to the hills for a moto session or just some fun 4x/slalom riding.

    Keith D

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