Friday, April 21, 2006


Wow, thanks to a recent post and thread from OV and comments from VB I just had this epiphany.

The post started out as a question with OV questioning his efforts to make positive change in the World and if it was even helping. As I read through the comments and rebuttals (GO READ THE COMMENTS!) I was reminded of the saying that the only evil we can fight is within ourselves. This lead me to the thought of how creating a cycling team potentially effects peoples lives.
(referring to Velo Bella and the organization VB created, not my team, mine is just an arena for me to entrap and torture more souls.) (That's a joke, folks)

You see, like a pebble dropped in a lake the ripple she created is that of bringing joy and a healthy life style to many peoples lives. Those people then go into the World and interact with many others. Perhaps after a great weekend of riding and socializing with friends they are a little more at peace with themselves and this influences the choices they make. Perhaps that joy influences how they interact with others, and so on and so forth.

So she works a 9 to 5 job to pay the bills, but it seems that her real purpose (Lothar spoke of purpose here) has been realized through the activity she does as a hobby. You can decide for yourself which one is her real work, but I think the answer is clear.

Tip of the Hat VB, and thanks to OV for being the catalyst to this Ah Ha.


Blogger Kirkpatrick MacMillan said...

Deep. Does it change when you have road rash?

9:27 PM  
Blogger Groove Talking... said...

we always wonder....who the hell am I in this big world we live.

As Nome said; "like a pebble dropped into a lake" ripples of significants drift out from us to touch many other people in our lives.. people we may not even think are watching or listening, and they in turn, share that energy within their circle. The ripple moves on.....

some people never say a word....but the world still recieves their messages.

We are all incredible beings, sending out thousands of messages to the world with every thought we have..touching everyone around us. Whether you are inspiring with your love of cycling, or with your dedication for helping the homeless- somewhere, you are making a differance in someones life.

11:35 PM  
Blogger God Almighty said...

Well, that is an interesting perspective NA, but it is really only part of the story. Each manifestation(aspect) of myself has many purposes and this is only one of VBs jobs.

7:53 PM  
Blogger X Bunny said...

does "spreading flair" count as a separate purpose?

12:59 PM  
Blogger God Almighty said...

Like little sprinkles of joy. Most certainly. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

2:53 PM  
Blogger le petit lutin said...

What about spreading germs?
The kids are good for that....

6:13 PM  
Blogger ginmtb said...

Just remember she stole many of our good ideas... :) She'll tell you that. Of course, she kinda took it to the next level or four.

12:50 PM  

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