Cycling Is a Lot like Mediation.
After a heart attack almost five months ago (I’m fine now by the way), I bought a bicycle for exercise. I ride it regularly as I did today.
On today’s ride, it occurred to me that cycling is a lot like mediation.
To keep one’s balance, one must continue to look ahead, move forward (but not carelessly), and not look back too often (except to see if someone is about to pass you by).
Be prepared too. I wear a helmet for protection. People bring competent counsel to mediation. Same thing.
In both instances, people can fall down. Get up again and continue riding … or mediating as the case may be.
You may not get to the end of the path if you stop too soon.
And there can be rewards for finishing well:
I have my health. You might have the settlement you need.
David I. Karp is a full time independent mediator of real estate and business disputes in Southern California. His website is at http://karpmediation.com .