The speed we engage with an activity is not as important as the intention behind the pace, and the direction that intention moves us in.

When I cycle on the road at around 9-10mph, I am regularly overtaken by cars at 35-40pmh, quite often in the city areas around five minutes later I catch up the car which is waiting stationary at the traffic lights.

I know as a motorist, it can be frustrating stuck behind a slow cyclist, and there is the desire to overtake as soon as possible, to make quicker progress. The cyclist and motorist go in the same direction, the speed to which they travel is not as essential to the journey as the intention and the focus behind moving.

It is helpful to appreciate that speed is limited in accomplishing our goals and what is more important is our intention and our ability to stay focused on our decision.

Written by Adam Dacey
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