January 7th, 2008


Mastering Momentum

"... In every curve there’s a moment that feels out of control. 
A common reflex stemming from fear, from the feeling of loosing control, is to squeeze the brakes in the center of the curve. 
Yet if fear is allowed in, trouble often follows. 
The key to riding curves is in the acceleration, not the breaking. 
We are meant to join forces with the momentum.
 A slight, steady increase in speed helps maintain the desired course. 
Curves ask us to lean into the abyss, to understand that letting go a little is what carries us through. 
Mastery comes from trusting enough to look beyond where you can see. ..."

From Vespa Vagabond by Shreve Stockton