about the spiritual life ( naturally). I mentioned to him
my belief that traveling on a motorcycle is like a visit
to a monastery. You spend hours in solitude, just your
thoughts and the road. The stresses of life fade away
after awhile, leaving you with an easy, comfortable
emptiness that stays with you.
The great Saints have all said that the heights of prayer are whenall words stop and you're left with nothing but this warm blanket
of peace and total calm. There is a monastery in Colorado with
the name of "Nada", which means "Nothing". It refers to this
emptied feeling of joy after a time of meditation.
To me, nothing on earth equals that experience.
Total union with God.
There are all kinds of techniques and practices to help us
get there, breathing exercises, meditating on Scripture,
The Rosary. But my favorite is still, 10 hours in the saddle.
Even rain is welcome. A few hours on the road in a gentle
rain in a desolate land will cleanse the soul...